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Tata Steel at Noamundi organises a special blood donation drive on World AIDS Day

Noamundi, December 02, 2017

In a move towards spreading awareness among the people of the region, Tata Steel at Noamundi and Katamati organised a host of activities on World AIDS Day on November 1, 2017. At Noamundi, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) in joint initiative with Lions Club, Noamundi and Blood Bank, Chaibasa organised the blood donation camp.  Mr Panjak Satija, General Manager, Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division, Tata Steel graced the occasion as Chief Guest.

In a special initiative, the youth residing in Noamundi and Katamati were sensitised on the importance of blood donation and how their small contributions can save lives. In a blood donation drive initiated at Noamundi Recreation Club, more than 90 youth from in and around Noamundi, donated blood, most of them first time blood donors. A 14-membered team from Blood Bank, Chaibasa managed the entire programme well. This was the first time that Blood Bank, Chaibasa in collaboration with Tata Steel organised a blood donation drive in Noamundi.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Satija said: “I am happy to see that TSRDS, Lions Club, Blood Bank, Chaibasa and Voluntary Blood Donor’s Association (VBDA) have joined hands for this noble cause. The footfall is great. I am glad to see that this day has provided yet another platform for the people to unit and promote fellow feeling.”    

The Goal till 2020 is – Zero Detection, Zero Discrimination, Zero Death and at Katamati, programmes like truckers' awareness session on AIDS,  Nukkad Natak and youth awareness sessions were also organised.

Other important guests on the occasion were Mr Sanjay Rajoria, General Manager Projects, Raw Materials & Infrastructure, Tata Steel, Mr D P Deshpandey, Former MD, Tata Sponge; Mr Parthasarathi Mishra, Chief Human Resource Management, OMQ, Tata Steel; Mr Sunil Mukherjee, Founder President, VBDA, Jamshedpur and  Mr Chitanjan Sahu, Secretary, Lions Club, Noamundi.

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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