Nurturing the Culture of Giving – The Social Face of AABSyS

The world we live in is not a perfect world, and hence there would never be a perfect time to give. There are always people out there who need our help. The one who takes pride and realizes the joy in giving seldom stops to see whether the interest rates are rising or the economy is in recession. They understand and appreciate that money is not the only commodity that comprises meaningful giving – one could give one’s time, expertise or even materials that could be useful to the receiver. One can never run out of something worthwhile to give, and AABSyS IT is an organization that has proudly embraced this concept.

Based out of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, AABSyS IT is a leading provider of GIS, CAD and application software services, which holds high the view that giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, there is a hidden experience of success, power, generosity and joy. To do full justice to the cause of giving, AABSyS IT has oriented its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to gift someone another smile, another laugh, another chance, and thereby work towards the upliftment of the society.

To shape the positive thoughts into action, AABSyS had organised a Donation Camp in its campus during the first week of December. All employees of the company whole-heartedly came forward to donate clothes and stationery items for needy children. These items can ensure a good start to educate underprivileged children of Odisha. The collection was huge and it was donated to SOCH (Society of Children), an NGO that works for the betterment of life for children. They support children who are found abandoned on railway stations or have fled away from home due to different circumstances. Such children are given a better life, a better education and hence, a bigger smile.

AABSyS believes that every child possesses the right to education and they should be provided with the best of the facility. Since, children are the faces of tomorrow and to build a better future of India, they must be guided to the right direction with the right facilities.

The measure of a life, after all, is not about how long you have lived, but how much of your life was spent supporting others

Nature makes a move when we least expect it. Being a coastal state, Odisha is prone to cyclones and related natural calamities. The disastrous cyclone Phailin hit the state in October, 2013. Phailin – categorized as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm by the Indian Meteorological Department – has caused severe damages in many parts of Odisha. Buildings, boats, agriculture and other livelihood of the coastal area were destroyed. Several people were injured, many others lost their lives, and yet another thousands were forced to leave their dwelling area due to the disastrous cyclone. People were left devastated and hopeless, with no food – no house and means of earning. The tragedy was big and the destruction was huge. Along with the state government, the public and private sector enterprises also came forward to offer relief to the affected people in the area.

Several IT organizations joined hands along with the Confederation of IT Enterprises of Odisha – to raise funds for the relief work and rehabilitation of the victims of the cyclone. As part of this initiative, AABSyS IT had proudly volunteered for raising funds and contributing to the relief work. AABSyS employees were keen to offer support for the cause and had raised a sum of over Rupees three lakhs, which was handed over to Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, on the 7th of November 2013. This contribution was put to use very efficiently for the rescue, relief, and rehabilitation efforts.

AABSyS IT and its employees have a great zeal for social services. They realize that donations alone do not bring the change they want to see in the society. The team has participated in a cleanliness drive under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative, which took place on 2nd October 2014. AABSyS IT and its employees took a step forward and cleaned up the premises of not just the office, but the streets of Infocity, which is also the IT hub of Odisha. Additionally, AABSyS was a co-sponsor of food and beverages for the event. The company also took up the task of appointing twenty brand ambassadors for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan who would monitor the drive in the years to come. AABSyS believes that a clean place can develop a clean thinking, which would eventually lead to a cleaner nation.

AABSyS had also arranged another donation camp with GOONJ, an NGO that has nationwide presence undertaking disaster relief, humanitarian aid and community development in parts of 21 Indian states. GOONJ has a workshop where they process clothes and other old material to make it useful. The workshop also, is a wonderful way to provide employment to the needy. AABSyS team has collected and donated clothes to the needy through GOONJ.

Success is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more

AABSyS ensures that their thoughts and action of giving back to the society, effectively reaches the needy and right hands, by associating with NGOs that are transparent and well-established.

AABSyS is a leading provider of GIS, CAD and application software, which believes in the strength and the joy of sharing through corporate social responsibility efforts. The company has been working towards the betterment of the society and will continue to do so in the future.