As the pandemic disrupts our lives in unprecedented ways, acts of kindness and care from colleagues make a huge difference. Jord is indebted to a number of our people around the world, for helping and guiding others at Jord who were in need of support at various times. India’s brutal second pandemic wave saw extraordinary acts of selflessness from, a number of individuals. We are grateful to the many people who went the extra mile to help others. Of particular note were :

Rinku Harijan, who went out of his way to assist colleagues in our Baroda design hub, by delivering food, medicine and running errands those who were ill at home or in hospital. He also volunteered to take extra responsibilities that lightened the load of others hit harder by the virus.

Jignesh Shah donated food kits and volunteered to help families in need via the Sanskriti Foundation, in partnership with Vadodara Municipal Corporation. Some 340 kits – 900kg of food – were delivered during the three months of nationwide lockdown. Jignesh also joined a few others at Jord in participating in a blood donation drive, when a local shortage of blood became evident..

Shweta Thakur and Parag Thakkar took it upon themselves to connect personally with everyone at Jord who were affected in both Baroda and Hyderabad. They encouraged people to talk openly, to help overcome fears, challenges and personal needs. They also assisted in accelerating the vaccination roll out in our offices. As a result, 100% of our Jord India people are now double vaccinated.

As daily COVID cases in India decline and vaccination rates increase, our two offices are returning to normal operation. We were pleased to see the teams come together to mark Jord’s 49th birthday and India’s 75th Independence Day. We’re proud of the Can Do attitude and strong team spirit they were able to demonstrate, despite the challenging times.