Noamundi, August 16: Tata Steel celebrated the 70th Independence Day at Sports Club in Noamundi and at Central Play Ground, Joda with patriotic fervor on Monday, August 15.
Pankaj Kumar Satija, GM (OMQ), Tata Steel and Mukesh Ranjan, Chief Joda, Tata Steel unfurled the tri-colour and addressed the gathering.
On this occasion, Prabhat Phery, March Past, Pageantry, Patriotic Songs were presented by school children and Long Service Awards were distributed to the employees in Noamundi. An exhibition Football match was also played between GM (OMQ)’s XI and GS XI at Sports Complex Noamundi and in the evening Hindi Film was screened in the Balijharan Camp at Noamundi.
Tata Parivar family members, senior officials of Tata Steel, Worker union officials, school children, security personnel and people from Noamundi and Joda were present on the occasion. There was a parade by the security personnel.
Pankaj Kumar Satija said, “Independence Day is a day of great honour and pride for the entire nation.
To mark this day we are celebrating the 70th Independence Day across our OMQ division locations and wish you a very happy independence day. As we believe that freedom is the power to change and bring positive results we are committed and we will continue our effort for the growth and prosperity of this region.”
Satija also gave away long service award to recipients of Tata Steel and Trophies to the lead contingents of parade. Sweets were distributed to school children and fruits were distributed to patients at Tata Steel Hospital in both the locations.
An exhibition football match was also played between intra unit of Tata Steel, Mining and FAMD division where employees participated with much enthusiasm.
In the evening a cultural program was also organized at Valley Club, Joda where employees and family members of Tata Steel Township actively participated.
More than 2000 people attended the celebration including students from village schools. Pankaj Kumar Satija, GM (OMQ) addressed the gathering at the event in HO language.
Thematic dance performances by schools students on: Anti Violence, Women empowerment, Clean Ganga, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan and Long Service Award.