Jamshedpur, June 5 : Tata Steel today observed the World Environment Day. The company organized a string of activities to celebrate the occasion, across its locations and divisions to spread awareness about environment protection, sustenance and eco-conscious growth.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) theme for World Environment Day 2017 is �Connecting People to Nature� – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator�. The tag line of the year is �I�m with Nature�.
The celebrations for World Environment Day kicked off with Mass Plantation drive inside Steel Works in Jamshedpur.
Nearly 1000 saplings were planted by Tata Steel employees in the campaign. The event was inaugurated by TV Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel, India & SEA, Anand Sen, President, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel and R Ravi Prasad, President, Tata Workers Union.
Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President, Human Resource Management, Tata Steel, S K Pati, Chief Environment Management, Tata Steel, Dinkar Anand, Chief Spares & Services, Tata Steel, Kulvin Suri, Chief Corporate Communication, Tata Steel and B K Dinda, General Secretary, Tata Workers Union, were also present during the event along with other dignitaries. The dignitaries present took part in the signing campaign for putting in their messages expressing commitment to the cause of environment protection.
The concluding function was conducted at Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute, Jamshedpur. During the programme Srikant Kumar Pati, Chief Environment Management, Tata Steel briefed about various events organized to celebrate World Environment Day during the month.
As a part of the concluding ceremony Dinkar Anand, Chief Spares & Services, Tata Steel awarded the winners of the Environment Poster & Debate competitions. Srikant Kumar Pati, Chief Environment Management, Tata Steel awarded all the winners of Online Environment Quiz Competition, Environment article contest & Mass leaders.
A unique initiative undertaken by Tata Tiscon in Jamshedpur converted the straight arrow sign of the traffic signal into a green tree. While everyone looks at the traffic signal to go ahead, this initiative was planned to instil the value of going green in a really innovative way. This cause has been supported with placing Civic Volunteers across traffic signals to guide people and raise awareness about the initiative called #GoGreenSignal. The overall intent is to keep reminding people about the ever growing importance of conserving trees, now through the traffic signal, on an everyday basis.
An awareness rally was organised in West Bokaro Division, Tata Steel in which more than 200 students from various schools participated along with �RISHTA Project� team members. The rally concluded at JRD Tata Park where a newly developed �Navgraha Vatika� was inaugurated. Navgrah Vatika is an enclosure developed within the park in which nine saplings have been planted respective to nine Planets.
It was followed by mass plantation in the park by the Tata Steel officials, union members and school children. Quiz and drawing competitions were also organized for the school children in the park in which more than 50 students participated. On the occasion, free medicinal saplings were also distributed to all those who participated in various events.
In Jharia Division, around 300 saplings of 24 varieties of medicinal plant were planted in Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Jamadoba. The same location is being developed as Medicinal Garden and will be open for all public in future.
150 saplings such as White Tagegar, Ficus, Bottle palm, Karanj, Alostromia etc. were planted in Sijua Group. Around 100 medicinal plants were planted on this occasion at Bhelatand Club.
Like every year, around 5000 fruit bearing plants such as Coconut, Mango, Guava, Chiku, Papaya, Lemon were distributed to employees of Jharia Division.
A technical deliberation on �Connecting People with Nature� was organised by The Institute of Engineers (India), Dhanbad Local Centre in association with Tata Steel Jharia Division.
OMQ Division organised various events across Noamundi, Joda, Katamati and Khondbond covering all stakeholder groups. Various competitions like painting, quiz, slogan, poster and selfie with nature, fancy dress was organised for school children.
Debate, quiz, spot the species and slogan competition were organised for spouses of employees. Competitions highlighting the importance of environment were conducted for employees as well as the community folks. Total 400 people participated in various events across Joda.