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Centre for Excellence Celebrates World Heritage Week by Conducting A Heritage Walk

Jamshedpur, November 22, 2017

The third edition of the Centre for Excellence Heritage Walk took place today with more than forty students who covered five historical locations namely Sir Dorab Tata Park, Armoury Ground, PN Bose Memorial, Director’s Bungalow, United Club and St. George’s Church. The Heritage Walk was flagged off by Ms. Ruchi Narendran.

The well structured visit included std. VIII and IX students from Loyola School, Kerala Samajam Model School, JH Tarapore School and D.B.M.S. English School who were accompanied by one faculty member of their respective school. Eminent citizens from Jamshedpur Mr. Dickey Mody, Mr. A M Misra and Ms. Lalita Sareen took students through the historical significance of every site and captivated them with interesting anecdotes and stories. The visit ended at CFE later in the morning with an open quiz on Jamshedpur.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Ruchi Narendran said; “While legendary personalities like Sir Dorab Tata have bequeathed us this wonderful city named Jamshedpur, it is important for us to be aware of our heritage and also our responsibility to preserve it” Ms. Ruchi Narendran also spoke about the immense contribution of Sir Dorab Tata in bringing to life Jamsetji Tata’s dream of a steel plant and the city of Jamshedpur itself. 

World Heritage Week is celebrated across the globe every year from November 19 - 25. It is celebrated to educate people about the importance of their cultural heritage and its preservation. Centre For Excellence took this opportunity to spread awareness about the history of heritage buildings and locations in the city and through it generate desire to preserve the same in young minds from Jamshedpur.

The photography club of Tata Steel supported the Heritage Walk 2017 by digitally capturing moments of the walk.

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Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.

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