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Jharkhand and Odisha pay homage to JRD Tata

Tata Steel organises most of the functions comprising sports, quizzes and plantation drives for communities across all its operating locations
Jamshedpur residents take part in a walkathon at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Friday.
Jamshedpur residents take part in a walkathon at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Friday.
Bhola Prasad

Animesh Bisoee   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 30.07.22, 01:05 AM

A number of events were held in Jharkhand and Odisha to mark the 118th birth anniversary of JRD Tata, the longest-serving chairperson of Tata Sons and the only Indian industrialist to receive the Bharat Ratna till date.

Tata Steel organised most of the functions comprising sports, quizzes and plantation drives for communities across all its operating locations.

The day began with Ruchi Narendran, wife of CEO and MD of Tata Steel T.V. Narendran, paying homage to JRD at Tata Steel-owned Sonari airport in Jamshedpur along with other dignitaries.

The celebrations were organised in hybrid mode wherein employees paid both in-person and virtual homage through the company’s intranet at various other company locations.

Given JRD’s lifelong love and support for sports, the employees and cadets of Tata Steel-run sporting facilities along with other stakeholders across all locations participated in activities such as walkathon, badminton, athletics, archery, football, karate and volleyball.

The Tata Steel sports department organised a walkathon for citizens of Jamshedpur at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Friday. A first-of-its-kind athletics event that included a track and field meet for trans employees was organised at JRD Tata Sports Complex as a run-up to the main event on Wednesday. A total of 52 trans employees participated in the athletics meet.

Students of Tata Steel Karate Training Centre took part in the second Jharkhand State Open Karate Championship on July 27-28 at JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur. The championship was organised by the Jharkhand State Karate Do Association and supported by the Tata Steel sports department.

A run was organised at Kalinganagar and Gopalpur in Odisha and Jamadoba in Jharkhand. Football tournaments were held in different company locations in Jharkhand and Odisha for boys below 17 years and girls below 16 years.

The Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Centre in Bhubaneswar organised a JRD Tata Friendship Cup 2022 tournament at Kalinga Stadium to mark the birth anniversary of the legend.

Tata Steel Foundation

organised an inter-school

football tournament for under-14 boys at Agrico ground in Jamshedpur wherein senior office-bearers of Tata Workers’ Union were also present.

On Thursday, an inter-school quiz competition was also organised at the Centre for Excellence in Jamshedpur based on the life of JRD Tata. A total of 19 schools in Jamshedpur participated in the competition. Around 100 children from five Masti Ki Pathshala centres in Jamshedpur were also taken to Sonari airport where aero-modelling was showcased. They also interacted with the winners of the inter-school quiz competition.

Masti Ki Pathshala is a bridge school for school dropouts run by Tata Steel Foundation.

Quiz competitions for school children were organised in five locations, including one of the villages in Odisha’s Meramandali.

Sit-and-draw, essay writing and painting competitions were organised in Sijua at Jharia division for village youths while plantation drives were held at Kalinganagar (Odisha), Meramandali and Noamundi (both in Jharkhand).

The company also distributed aids and appliances to over 30 leprosy patients at SPARSH Centre, Jamadoba. A multi-specialty health camp was also organised at Dudhbila village by Tata Steel Hospital, Noamundi.



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