Jamshedpur, May 12 : Tata Steel on Saturday observed the 163rd birth anniversary of Pramatha Nath Bose (P N Bose) to commemorate his invaluable contribution towards the setting up of Tata Steel, India’s first integrated steel plant at Sakchi.
The occasion was marked with the garlanding of the statue of P N Bose by the chief guest, Rajeev Singhal, vice president, raw materials, Tata Steel, Satish Kumar Singh, general secretary, Tata Workers’ Union, Sunil Bhaskaran, vice president corporate services, Tata Steel. Also present was Abhijit Bose, great grandson of PN Bose, other senior officials, union office bearers, employees of Tata Steel.
Speaking on the occasion Singhal said ‘If we look at Mr Bose’s span of activities he was not only a Geologist but an Entrepreneur. He had the spirit of adventure so he visited many places. He has immense contribution not only Tata Steel but to the country as well.
Recalling P.N.Bose’s contributions, the Guest of Honour Mr Satish Kumar Singh lauded the efforts of Mr Bose in identifying the mineral deposit regions in the surrounding areas of Jamshedpur.
He mentioned that Mr Bose after much research discovered iron ore deposits in Badampahar, hence he suggested to Jamsetji Tata to establish a company in this region. He stressed on the fact that the Steel plant and the city of Jamshedpur is all because of the immense contribution of Late PN Bose.
On the occasion a narrative on the legendary man’s life and contributions was also shown. A special brochure was made to commemorate the event.
As part of the celebrations the first PN Bose Memorial Lecture was organised at Centre for Excellence.
During the event Abhijit Bose, great grandson of PN Bose spoke about the personal life of PN Bose. He mentioned that PN Bose did his BSC from London University. He was looking for an assignment in India. The British gave him a job in Geological Survey of India in 1880, so he came back to India. He was also interested in Arts and Poetry apart from Science.
B B Bhattacharya, former director, ISM, Dhanbad spoke on the topic ‘Recent trends in the field of Applied Geology and Geophysics’. He mentioned that Geophysics is non-destructive and non-invasive earth science. It studies the nature of the very outermost part of earth’s crust.