The plurality of India is captured by Jamshedpur, a veritable microcosm of India. Its places of worship bear witness to confluence of multiple faiths in the city. Sparkling with diversity, the city is a home to festivals and landmarks of many faiths that co-exist to signify a tomorrow without boundaries.
Celebrations at community associations give form to the vision of J N Tata, making his wish that all faiths and communities find place in the city ring true.
The city has since consistently supported art, numismatic, indigenous tribal art & cultures as well as the dissemination of the culture and philosophy of some of India’s best-known contemporary thinkers.
The rich and varied tribal culture of the people of the region is zealously preserved and showcased at Tribal Culture Centre.
One can experience all forms of dance, music and cultural nuances in art schools like Tagore Society, Jamshedpur School of Art and Sangeet Samaj, Telco.
At the edge of Jubilee Park is Centre for Excellence, an architectural marvel designed by India’s celebrated architect, Hafeez Contractor. The arresting ancient middle-eastern style landmark was built in 1993 to house the Tata Steel Archives.
Centre for Excellence is dedicated to celebrating the legacy of our Founder, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, who led the country in his field of industrial activity with his vision.
Come winter, Jamshedpur explodes with the flavours of India, the dances of its people, the music and melodies of movies and maestros as well as sports events and street carnivals. Once the grand parade transports the Winter Fest into the steel city there is not a moment to spare with something for everyone.
Launched by Tata Steel in 2014, Samvaad has since been a platform for the exchange of ideas and thoughts on tribalism.
It has taken tribal music and dance beyond the realm of celebration to widen perspectives and provide instructive insights into essential aspects of the tribal way of life, the knowledge and wisdom ingrained in tribal communities as well as the aspirations of future generations.
Jamshedpur is a city with an ethos of giving both at the institutional and individual level. The steel city has innumerable NGOs and charitable societies that touch the lives of the less privileged. They cover education, promotion of public health, the elderly and very young, as well as care for the abandoned or the physically challenged.
The social clubs of Jamshedpur embellish and contribute in great measure to the attraction of the steel city’s quality of life.
Clubs now dot various parts of Jamshedpur. Among these favoured destinations are United Club, Beldih Club, G Town Club, Golmuri Club, Telco Club and Tubemaker’s Club.
Jamshedpur is a place that several prominent Indians also call home. Many of these people, successful in their respective fields, were born or grew up in Jamshedpur before they went on to emerge as stars.
Among them are film actors R Madhavan, Priyanka Chopra, Tanushree Dutta, Simone Singh and Rasika Dugal, television actor Ishita Dutta, film director Imtiaz Ali, Padma Shri awardee, Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer Astad Deboo and playback singer, Shilpa Rao.