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Tata Steel Noamundi Run-a-thon 2017 "Run for Biodiversity" delights the rural population

Noamundi, October 08, 2017

Tata Steel today organised the Noamundi Run-a-thonat Sports Complex, Noamundi. This was the first-ever run by Tata Steel in its Noamundi Iron Mine targeting the rural population.

The first edition of Tata Steel Noamundi Run-a-thon on the theme "Run for Biodiversity" witnessed 5000 registration. The event was held for categories like 10 KM and 7 KM run for men and women, 5 KM run for boys and girls from schools and colleges and 2 KM run for persons with disability.

The first run of the event for 10 KM was flagged off jointly by Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Group Director (Corporate Communication & Regulatory Affairs), Tata Steel and Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager (Ore Mines & Quarries), Tata Steel. While the 7 KM, 5 KM and 2 KM runs were jointly flagged off by Mr Arava Rajkamal, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, West Singhbhum and Mr Anish Gupta, IPS, Superintendent of Police, West Singhbhum in the presence of Mr Satija.

Mr Chaudhary congratulated all the participants for their enthusiasm and commitment and said: “Tata Steel is committed to maintain the ecological balance in it areas of mining operations. It is always our effort to contribute to social inclusion, preservation of environment and economic development for a sustainable future. This run signifies our commitment and I am pleased to see people from all walks of life running for the cause of biodiversity.”

Mr Satija talked about the significance of the logo created for Noamundi Run-a-thon and said: “The figure colours, namely, blue, green and rust colour used in the logo signifies Water, Forest and Land, which are basic elements of our ecosystem.  Through this logo we are reiterating our commitment to conservation, enhancement and restoration of all three which has direct impact on biodiversity.”

Noamundi is well-known for its scenic beauty and Tata Steel has done all that is required to restore the beauty of the area. The Noamundi Iron Mine has taken several initiatives in the past to foster biodiversity in the region. This is yet another initiative of Noamundi Iron Mine to link sports with biodiversity. The World Wildlife Week that was celebrated in all the mining locations of Tata Steel from October from 2 to October 8, 2017 concluded with this mega event of running at Noamundi.

Others present on the occasion were Mr C D Singh, Secretary, Jharkhand Athletic Association, Mr Samresh Bhandari, Block Development Officer, Noamundi, Mr Bagicha Singh, Arjuna awardee and Mr Hemant Gupta from Tata Steel who recently conquered Mount Everest to cheer the runners. People from the peripheral villages of Noamundi and Joda, Tata Steel employees and their families, employees of other nearby companies, vendor partners of Tata Steel, students from various institutions and schools across Jharkhand and Odisha participated in the event. Runners from West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerela, Gujarat, Chattisgarh and Delhi also participated in the event while people from different walks of life cheered for them.

The winner of 10 KM (Men) finished the race in 32.46 minutes whereas the winner of 10 KM (Women) finished the race in 37.56 minutes. The winner of 7 KM (Men) finished the race in 23.25 minutes whereas the winner of 7 KM (Women) finished the race in 27.34 minutes. The winner of 5 KM (Boys) finished the race in 17.38 minutes whereas the winner of 5 KM (Girls) finished the race in 28.22 minutes. A separate award for the Persons with Disability category was also distributed to all the runners in this category.

DETAILS OF WINNERS IN DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

10 KM Run (Men)

Serial No.

Position

Prize Money

Name & Location

Time ( mm: sec)

1

1st

Rs. 51000

Subhankar Ghosh (Howrah)

32:46

2

2nd

Rs. 41000

Arjun Tudu (Jamshedpur)

33:04

3

3rd

Rs. 31000

Suraj Bodra ( Saraikela)

33:23

4

4th

Rs. 21000

Mukund Banra(Chaibasa)

33:37

5

5th

Rs. 11000

Hari Shankar Sharma (New Delhi)

34:37

10 KM Run (Women)

Serial No.

Position

Prize Money

Name & Location

Time ( mm: sec)

1

1st

Rs. 51000

Puja Mondal (Kolkata)

37:56

2

2nd

Rs. 31000

Dimple Singh (Lucknow)

38:54

3

3rd

Rs. 31000

Monika Choudhary (New Delhi)

39:53

4

4th

Rs. 21000

Shyamali Singh (Medinipur)

40:03

5

5th

Rs. 11000

Heera Majhi (Keonjhar)

43:41

7 KM Run (Men)

Serial No.

Position

Prize Money

Name & Location

Time ( mm: sec)

1

1st

Rs. 25000

Manas Das (South 24 parganas)

23:25

2

2nd

Rs. 20000

Rahul Kumar Rajwar

23:59

3

3rd

Rs. 15000

Mukund Banra (Chaibasa)

24:15

4

4th

Rs. 10000

Muna Buriuli (Chaibasa)

24:20

5

5th

Rs. 7500

Captain Purty (Chaibasa)

24:21

7 KM Run (Women)


Serial No.

Position

Prize Money

Name & Location

Time ( mm: sec)

1

1st

Rs. 25000

Vijaya Laxmi (Noamundi)

27:34

2

2nd

Rs. 20000

Sabina Khatton (Kolkata)

28:22

3

3rd

Rs. 15000

Basanti Hembram (Noamundi)

29:29

4

4th

Rs. 10000

Umita Kumari (Chittaranjan Locomotive Works)

30:09

5

5th

Rs. 7500

Sanghamitra Mahata (Kolkata)

30:13

5 KM Run (Boys)

Serial No.

Position

Prize Money

Name & Location

Time ( mm: sec)

1

1st

Rs. 10000

Chiranjabi Purty (Chaibasa)

17:38

2

2nd

Rs. 8000

Bablu Tudu (Jamshedpur)

17:39

3

3rd

Rs. 7000

Gopal Kumar Ram (Burdwan)

17:47

4

4th

Rs. 6000

Narayan Birua (Chaibasa)

18:06

5

5th

Rs. 5000

Mukund Hembram (Goilkera)

18:41

5 KM Run (Girls)

Serial No.

Position

Prize Money

Name & Location

Time (mm: sec)

1

1st

Rs. 10000

Puja Kumari (Jamshedpur)

28:22

2

2nd

Rs. 8000

Shahnaz Parween (Ramgarh)

29:32

3

3rd

Rs. 7000

Mamta Mahata (Kolkata)

30:06

4

4th

Rs. 6000

Karina Bobonga

30:15

5

5th

Rs. 5000

Sarita Bobonga

30:26

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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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