Tata Steel at Noamundi dedicates a Centre to Persons With Disabilities
Taking forward the people-oriented culture of diversity and inclusion, Tata Steel at Noamundi on the occasion of International Day for Persons With Disabilities (PWD), inaugurated a Centre for abilities “SABAL” for PWD on December 3, 2017.
Dr Asim Kumar Sinha, Deputy Director General Mines Safety, South Eastern Zone, Ranchi inaugurated the Centre along with Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager, Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division, Tata Steel.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Satija said: “At Tata Steel, we encourage and celebrate diversity & inclusion and this is one such initiative in this respect that will help shape the future of PWD.”
“SABAL” is a joint initiative of Tata Steel Skill Development Society (TSSDS) and Enable India for PWD. Enable India is a premier institute that has been shaping up lives of PWD over the years in India. TSSDS, promoted by Tata Steel, is targeted towards enhancing the technical skills of the youth of Jharkhand.
“SABAL” will groom PWD for a brighter future by offering various courses like training for trainers programme, disability awareness workshops, digital literacy programme, career awareness workshops, foundation course in computer and employability and similar need-based initiatives. Recently, for the first time Tata Steel ran a campaign to identify PWD in and around Noamundi. All identified PWD were later connected to Unique Disability ID scheme of the government. Today, a total of 40 such PWD were presented with Disability Certificate from government of India, which will now aid them to avail all benefits of government related polices for PWD.
The evening concluded with Disability Awareness Session, demonstration of Reading Without Seeing ability and cultural programmes by PWD at Officers' Club, Noamundi.
Present on the occasion were Ms Basanti Gope, Paralegal Worker, Chaibasa, Mr Vikash Dodarajka, Child Protection Activists, Chaibasa, Mr Biren Bhuta, Chief, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel and Mr Allen Joseph, Unit Head, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) along with TSRDS officials.
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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