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Tata Steel Adventure Foundation to organise rock climbing, water sports to mark Women’s Day


Jamshedpur, Feb 25: Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) in line with its commitment and motto to empower women has planned multiple events to celebrate Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. These events are of varying duration and at different locations, thus providing flexibility and opportunities to participate, experience and celebrate this special occasion.

The events are spread across Jamshedpur and Uttarakhand, are in the form of leadership development expedition, rock climbing and water sports. All these expeditions are exclusively for women and will be led by women mountaineers of TSAF. The events are based on this year’s theme of ‘Choose to Challenge’. The events planned by TSAF are all outdoors with an essence of adventure.

The main aim of the programmes is to let women step out of their comfort zone into the wilderness and experience the thrill of adventures. The first leadership expedition will be led by Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to summit Mt. Everest. It will be five-day expedition, starting on March 6 to Dehradun /Mussoorie and is a great opportunity to learn from her personal experiences.

The second leadership expedition will be to Dyara top with Poonam Rana who also has summitted Mt. Everest. This is a chance to experience snowy peaks and bring out one’s leadership skills while motivating oneself and the fellow trekkers. It starts on March 6 and ends on March 12.

The third outdoor activity is a two-day leadership development programme, starting on March 8 in Tumung and Dimna, Jamshedpur. This will include a day for rock climbing in small teams and camping in wilderness. The second day will be about water sports team activities which will challenge one`s leadership skills. This will be led by L. Annapurna, Asmita Dorjee and Swarnlata Dalai.

The fourth activity is a one-day water sports adventure activities where in one can have the breakfast in the middle of the lake on a floating boat, do some Kayaking, swimming, ride a paddle boat and play. This will be led by Premlata Agrawal, the first Indian woman to summit 7 peaks. It is scheduled on March 8.

All the events will adhere to all safety protocols as per standard guidelines prepared by TSAF to minimise COVID-19 risks.

Interested candidates can write to  [email protected]  for more details and registration.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality. 

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