Jamshedpur, Nov. 29: Tata Steel on Suday organised the Jamshedpur Run-a-Thon, a 10-km �Run for Fun� on Sunday. More than 4500 registered candidates across 3 categories, including dignitaries from Tata Steel, employees from other companies, students from various institutions and schools participated in the event. They were cheered by several people from different walks of life.
Tata Steel dignitaries present at the event were T. V. Narendran, managing director, Tata Steel, Sunil Bhaskaran, vice-president, corporate services, Suresh Dutt Tripathi, vice-president, human resource management, R Ravi Prasad, president, Tata Workers Union, Anand Sen, president, TQM and Steel Business, Sudhanshu Pathak, VP, Steel Manufacturing, Dr Ramdas, GM , medical services among and many others.
Farzan Heerjee, chief, sports and guest relations, Charles Borromeo, head, sports, managing directors of Tata Steel�s sister companies like Tarun Daga and Neeraj Kant also participated and led their teams by example. Anoop T Mattew, SSP, East Singhbhum, also graced the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Narendran said, �The distance doesn�t matter whether its 10 km, 7 km or 5 km. Participation is more important and it is the only thing that matters in the pursuit of fitness and a healthy lifestyle�.�
Mr Anup T Matthew, SSP congratulated all participants for their enthusiasm and commitment. He also praised Tata Steel for its commitment towards sports and hopes that Tata Steel continues to enrich the culture of sports in the steel city.
There were different events for various categories of runners. Apart from the 10-km run for elite runners(open to all), where T. V. Narendran was one of the participants, there was a 7-km run for corporates and institutions and a 5-km run for school children.
In the 10-km run (male), Yogendra Kumar of DWSA finished at the first position and received cash award of Rs 51,000. Subhankar Ghosh of Calcutta University was second and received cash prize of Rs 41,000.
In the 10-km run (female), Seema was declared the winner and received cash award of Rs 51,000 followed by Anita Choudhari, who received Rs 41,000. In the 7-km run for corporate and institution (male), Arjun Tudu of Tata Steel was first and received Rs 25,000 cash. In the run for females, Sumati Das of Railways was the winner and received Rs 25,000 cash.
In 5-km run for school boys, Ajeet Singh of GGSS was first and received Rs 10,000, while Shanti Raj of Jamshedpur Women�s College was first and received cash award of Rs 10,000 in the female section.