Tata Group is again set to find rural track and field talents with the second edition of Community Athletics Championship kicking off at Sumant Moolgaokar Stadium in Telco on Tuesday.
Around 800 sporting talents from 16 village units, both boys and girls, will take part in the two-day tourney hosted by the corporate social responsibility and sports wings of Tata Steel, Tata Power, Tata Motors and Tinplate Company of India Ltd (TCIL).
“The championship is a sort of talent hunt. It is a platform to spot talents and nurture them into champions of tomorrow,” said V.M. Prasad, divisional manager, CSR, Tata Motors at a news meet on Monday.
Dilith Caselton (Tata Steel), Varun Kumar (Tata Power) and S.K. Jha of TCIL were also present.
Athletes will compete in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,000m, 1,500m, 3,000m, 5,000m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay, long jump and shot put. They come from Tirildih, Gurma, Kolebira, Patamda, Kuchai, Manoharpur, Noamundi, West Bokaro, Jamadoba, Kedo, Kharangajhar, Kuchai, Matladih, Chakradharpur, Chaibasa and Jamshedpur (east and west).