Jamshedpur, Feb. 1: All India Inter Steel Plants Athletics Championship kicked off at JRD Tata Sports Complex on Monday.
The three-day event is being organised by Tata Steel in association with Steel Plant Sports Board (SPSB) from 1 to 3 February, 2016.
Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President (Corporate Services), Tata Steel, inaugurated the championship in presence of Farzan Heerjee, Chief (GR & Sports), Mukul Vinayak Chodhury, N K Jha, Bipin Pail, Rajiv Seth, Kaushal, members of Sports Advisory Committee, employees of Sports dept and many ex Athletes were present.
Bagicha Singh, Director of the meet welcomed the Chief Guest and Guests. Qualified officials of Jamshedpur and other Steel Plants, Game teachers and trainees of Athletic Training Center are cooperating in making the meet successful.
At the event students of Jamshedpur Public School (JPS) staged colourful cultural programme while Band was displayed by the students of DBMS English school during March Past on the occasion of opening ceremony.
A total of 300 athletes and officials from nine steel plants from across the country will participate in the above championship. Steel Plants include- Alloy Steel Plant, Durgapur, Durgapur Steel Plant, Tata Steel, Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant (RINL/VSP), Rourkela Steel Plant, Bhilai Steel Plant, Bokaro Steel Limited, Indian Steel Plant, Burnpur and Vhadrawati Iron & Steel (VISL).
Bagicha Singh is the Competition Director and M. Vara Prasad of RINL/VSP has been nominated as an Observer for the championship. Ms. Minoti Mahapatra will be the Special Observer to witness the meet.
Several events including 100 M, 200 M, 400 M, 800 M, 1500 M, 5000 M, 110 M (H), 400M (H), 10000 M, 3000 M Steeple Chase, Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Decathlon, 4 x 100 M Relay, 4 x 400 M Relay, 20 KM walk will be organized during the championship.