Jamshedpur, July 26: The Tata Steel sports department has lined up a series of events to mark the 112th birthday celebrations of JRD Tata, the doyen of Indian industry.
Separate events – badminton, football, cross country, run for employees and carrom — will be held to mark the occasion. JRD Tata’s birthday falls on July 29.
The badminton tournament, which will conclude tomorrow, will be followed by a football event for under -12 and under -14 age categories (July 29 and 30), cross country for employees of Tribal Cultural Society, Tata Steel Rural Development Society, Urban Services and the sports wing ( July 27), a similar exercise for Jamshedpur Old Girls and Guys Association- affiliated schools (July 29) and run for employees (July 30). The events will continue with a cross country for Project, Jusco and Non-JOGGA schools (July 30).
The birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna JRD Tata, a legendary figure and doyen of aviation in India, will be celebrated with zest and gusto.
One of the most charismatic leaders that the Tata Group has ever been bestowed with, JRD Tata’s birth anniversary is celebrated at all locations of the Company and many of its neighboring and project areas.
At Jamshedpur, Tata Steel will pay tribute to JRD Tata’s unmatched contribution to the aviation industry in India.
JRD Tata had introduced civil aviation into the subcontinent in 1932 with the launch of ‘Air India’. Besides a thematic exhibition on the life and times of JRD Tata, an aero modelling and static aircraft display will be put up at Sonari Airport.
“Let industries established in the countryside ‘adopt’ the villages in its neighborhood; …it is also clearly in the interests of industry that surrounding areas should be healthy, prosperous and peaceful.” These words of J R D Tata have paved the path for Tata Steel in all its aspects from business to social welfare.