Tata Steel Group Companies inaugurate National Road Safety Week 2018
Tata Steel Group Companies in association with Tata Motors, TCIL, Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SAFE Club and Jamshedpur schools today inaugurated National Road Safety Week 2018.
To promote road safety awareness in the community, an awareness rally was flagged off at Gopal Maidan, Jamshedpur. The rally was flagged-off by Mr Prabhat Kumar, IPS, SP (City), East Singhbhum in the presence of Mr Sanjiv Paul, Vice President, Safety, Health & Sustainability, Tata Steel, Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, Mr Ashish Mathur, MD, JUSCO, Mr R N Murthy, Executive Director, TCIL and Mr Vilas Gaikwad, Chief, Safety, Tata Steel.
During the flag-off, students from various schools and PATH (a renowned theater group) performed nukkad natak on Road Safety. More than 200 students from schools across Jamshedpur and members from Mini Bus Association and School Van Drivers Association participated in the launch function. Nearly 150 vehicles with safety messages were flagged-off by Mr Prabhat Kumar.
During the flag off ceremony Mr Prabhat Kumar raised the concern that two-wheeler riders in the city are not wearing crash helmets. He appealed to all guardians of school children, not to provide two wheelers to kids below 18 years of age. He also narrated a personal road incident and highlighted the importance of wearing seat belt while driving.
Mr Bhaskaran highlighted the seriousness of the issue by taking the Hisroshima attack in Japan. In the attack, nearly 1.4 lakhs died and when we see the statics of road incidents in India, more than 1.4 lakhs people die due to road accidents each year.
Mr Sanjiv Paul emphasized that our behavior on road is important and as a Zimmedaar Nagrik we must give respect to other riders on road. Mr Mathur administered a Road Safety Pledge to the gathering.
Tata Steel Jamshedpur observed National Road Safety Week with different activities like Mass Meeting, Health checkup, Safety Quiz & nukkad natak. These were organized at SHE Excellence Centre, Steel Manufacturing, Iron making, Shared Services and Raw Material Management Divisions. The theme this year is “Avoid Over Speeding - Prevent Accidents”. Mr Avneesh Gupta, Vice President, Shared Services, Tata Steel interacted with all employees of Shared Services division on the topic of Road Safety.
Between January 8-15, 2018 many activities will be organized to sensitize and create awareness on road safety in Jamshedpur and at Tata Steel Group Companies. In Jamshedpur, there will be checking of road safety violations at strategic locations, nuked natak and rallies and a Citizens March (on January 15).
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27 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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