Originally from Odisha and currently living in Kharghar, Mumbai; Dharmendra Kumar Kar joined Tech Mahindra as a Principal Consultant four years ago. But he has been a committed nature warrior at heart, for decades. Protecting our planet is a mission that fuels him to go the extra mile, every day.
His association with Mahindra dates back nearly 20 years, as he has been dedicatedly volunteering for our social initiatives such as Project Hariyali and Swachh Bharat. He has been an active part of our Employee Social Programs (ESOPs), ever since he joined Tech Mahindra. Being a part of these initiatives further encouraged him. So, he pledged to devote 20% of his time and income, for the next 20 years, to work for the welfare of our planet.
Dharmendra’s passion to restore the planet’s green cover has driven him to plant over 5000 trees in Odisha, and 3000 trees in Kharghar. Working towards his mission has been challenging for him due to the lack of awareness. However, he has worked relentlessly to educate people and urge them to join the movement.
In his personal capacity, he spread awareness and created 30 volunteer groups from 30 districts in Odisha. While he passionately worked with others towards change, the challenges posed by COVID slowed his mission down. With his unyielding spirit, he overcame the difficulties and reinvented the plan. He collected seeds from the locals and planted them in his apartment and Kharghar Hills. He also worked with the employees of Mahindra to plant trees around their residential campuses.
His work extends into other crucial territories too. For the past two years, he had been diligently working on restoring a dead pond in Kharghar. And for that, he was recently recognized with the ‘Water Hero Award’ by the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India.
Dharmendra’s volunteering journey has been immensely fulfilling. His happiness truly lies in the fact that his perseverance has motivated 1000 individuals to join him on his mission.
Mahindra salutes the challenger spirit of people like Dharmendra, who remind us that with grit and determination, it truly is possible to build a greener world. #Rise #PeopleWhoRise #TogetherWeRise