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Ratan Tata arrives in Jamshedpur, inaugurates Naval Tata Hockey Academy

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Jamshedpur, March 2: Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons along with Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons arrived in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, March 2 to pay tributes to JN Tata on his 182nd birth anniversary. They were welcomed at Sonari Airport by TV Narendran, MD and CEO, Tata Steel, Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President Corporate Services, Tata Steel and others. 

Later in the afternoon Ratan Tata in presence of N Chandrasekaran inaugurated Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA) in Jamshedpur.

They also took a guided tour of facilities.

It may be noted that the foundation stone for NTHA Jamshedpur was laid by Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons and Chairman Tata Trusts in the presence of N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel on March 2, 2018 on the eve of Founder`s Day in 2018.

NTHA Jamshedpur has been set-up through a joint collaboration between Tata Steel, Tata Trusts and Indian Steel & Wire Products (ISWP), a subsidiary of Tata Steel with a vision to professionalize grassroot hockey in the talent rich tribal belts of Jharkhand and Odisha.

Homage to the Founder at Jubilee Park

On the other hand, Ratan Tata and N Chandrasekaran are scheduled to inaugurate illumination of Jubilee Park on March 2 evening at 6 pm. The founder’s statue and some areas in Jubilee Park have been illuminated. The illumination is not open for public viewing like in the past but it is just a symbolic.

Steel is all set to pay tributes to its founder JN Tata on March 3. The company has also illuminated 32 roundabouts and 13 heritage buildings as part of the celebration.

The lightings will be done from March 2 to March 5. At postal park in Bistupur Chairman will pay tribute to the founder.

However the celebrations this year will be subdued owing the Covid-19 pandemic. Steel City will pay tributes to the founder Jamsteji Nusserwanji Tata on his 182nd birth anniversary.  

The celebrations commemorate the vision of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata after whom the steel city took its name nearly a century ago. The theme this year is ‘Agile today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’.  

Founder`s Day Celebrations at Jamshedpur Works

Founder`s Day is celebrated at Jamshedpur Works every year. There is March Past parade by various Departments of Tata Steel and Tata Steel group companies. The representatives of different groups in the procession pay homage at the Founder’s Statue at the Works Main Gate.

This year, there are no floats and the size of the contingents have been restricted to 12. Departments are not travelling from outside Jamshedpur to participate in the March Past. The Founder`s Day celebrations at Jamshedpur Steel Works will be live streamed on March 3 from 8 am onwards for employees as well as for a select group of Jamshedpur citizens.

There will be no address by the Chairman to media at Jamshedpur Works.

Founder`s Day Programme at Postal Park, Bistupur

This time, there is no pageantry in front of the Founder’s Statue at Postal Park, Bistupur. However, Mr N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons will pay homage to the Founder and address the citizens of Jamshedpur on this occasion at 9:15 am.

Exhibition at Steelenium Hall

Like previous years, an exhibition at Steelenium Hall inside Jamshedpur Works is being organized. This year’s exhibition will be on the theme “Accelerating to the future: Learning from the pandemic and pioneering a new operating paradigm”. Shining cases or journey of Tata Steel having flavor of technology leadership, organizational agility etc. that has enabled the company to pioneer a new operating paradigm, will be displayed by various departments and Divisions of Tata Steel.

The exhibition will be inaugurated by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons on March 3 at 11 am.

Founder`s Day Sports at JRD Tata Sports Complex

Instead of Gopal Maidan, the Founder`s Day Sports will be at JRD Tata Sports Complex on March 3 from 10 am to 4 pm.  In view of the pandemic, the sporting activities at JRD Sports Complex will also be restricted to “no contact” sports like running, long jump and race walk.

Founder’s Day was first instituted by Tata Steel on March 3, 1932. It was D N Madan, Chief Accountant, Tata Iron and Steel Company, who first conceived the idea of observing and celebrating an annual gathering to commemorate the birth anniversary of J.N. Tata.

Founder’s day provided him with an opportunity of expressing his regard for the memory of the genius to whose faith and adjustment, energy and perseverance, the works, the towns and the environs of Jamshedpur bear enduring witness.

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