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Tata Steel all set to organise its first-ever Noamundi Run-a-thon on October 8, 2017

Noamundi, September 25, 2017

Tata Steel is all set to organise its first-ever Noamundi Run-a-thon on October 8, 2017. The event will kick-start from Noamundi Sports Complex with the first race scheduled at 6:30 am.

The theme chosen for the run is “Run for Biodiversity”. Restoring biodiversity in and around the Noamundi mining area is a significant step towards sustainable mining. Speaking about the initiative, Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager (Ore Mines & Quarries) Tata Steel said: “Sports is a way of life at Tata Steel. We have been organising several initiatives as part of our commitment to conserve, enhance and restore biodiversity in our areas of operation. Thro’ this event we will not only reiterate our commitment to biodiversity but also promote health and fitness.”

There will be different events for various categories of runners. Apart from the 10 KM run for elite runners (open to all), there will be a 7 KM run for Men and Women, a 5 KM run for Boys and Girls from Schools and Colleges and a 2 KM run for Persons with Disability. The reporting time for all races is 6 am. This event is open to all.

Registrations are open for all categories of the race and will close on September 30, 2017. Online registrations can be done at http://www.tatasteelnoa-run.com . There are Registration Kiosks in schools and colleges and villages for manual registration. Registration can also be done offline at Noamundi Sports Complex from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday.

About Tata Steel

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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