To engage Employees, their families and the Community in Sporting Activities for Healthy Life-Style & Wellbeing.
To add to Company’s brand image through excellence in Sports and by empowering the community through Sports.
Encouragement and support for Sports at Tata Steel dates back nearly a century, and is part of its culture. Tata Steel has been one of the foremost corporate promoters of Indian sports – having built academies for football, archery, athletics, hockey and sport climbing.
It was a tradition started by the company’s first chairman Sir Dorabji Tata, who financed India’s first Olympic team to Antwerp, Belgium in 1920. Tata Steel later established the Jamshedpur Athletic Club in 1927, and started sports competitions for working women and children.
The testimony to our efforts in adding value to the overall sports eco system of the Country is that Tata Steel has produced 1 Padma Bhushan, 11 Padma Shri, 1 Khel Ratna, 5 Dronacharya and 41 Arjuna Awardees in the field of Sports.
Tata Steel has been consistently involved in creating and nurturing professional Sportspersons through its academies and grassroots feeder centres. In 1984, Tata Steel set up its Tata Youth Adventure Centre, known today as the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation.
Three years later in 1987, the company launched the Tata Football Academy.
Tata Archery Academy was established in 1996, which has produced many champion players like Deepika Kumari Jayanta Talukdar, Atanu Das, Limba Ram etc. who have gone on to represent India in Olympics. Indian athletics, too, received a boost when Tata Steel unveiled the Tata Athletics Academy in 2004. In 2017, Tata Steel for the first time stepped into commercial side of sports when it started Jamshedpur Football Club (JFC), which competes in India’s premier football League the ISL. The same year saw the emergence of Naval Tata Hockey Academy. Tata Steel started this as a joint venture with Tata Trust with an aim to train the budding hockey enthusiasts and in turn bring back the glory of Indian Hockey at the International arena.
Tata Steel has also been running training centres of 19 different sports disciplines in the JRD Sports Complex in Jamshedpur training close to 2500 kids every year.
Meanwhile, apart from promoting professional sportspersons, Tata Steel has also been involved in promoting fitness culture amongst the masses through its marathons which are organized in 5 cities across India.
Six years ago, Tata Steel started the TSK 25 (Tata Steel Kolkata 25), a 25-km marathon that has a social cause at its heart – supporting the Tata Medical Center, a cancer hospital in Kolkata. Tata Steel has also organized running events annually in Jamshedpur and Noamundi (both in Jharkhand) and Bhubaneshwar & Angul (both in Odisha).
J R D Tata gave fruition to the Founder’s vision, inculcating sports as an integral part of Tata Steel’s corporate philosophy. The Company’s commitment towards the promotion of sports is manifested through separate departments for football, archery, athletics and more. Over time, an impressive array of infrastructure, matching international standards to support sports has been built.
Spread over 30 acres of area, the complex has an 8-lane synthetic track, international-size swimming pool, boxing centre, skating area, basketball court, archery ground, handball ground, lawn tennis court, volleyball court, table tennis hall, chess centre and adventure sports. The JRD Tata Sports Complex is the home of Jamshedpur FC, making the football club the only Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee to have its own stadium.
These grounds are extensively used not only for sporting events but also for various social functions.
Built in 1939, primarily for cricket matches, it has a capacity of 18000 and has hosted more than a dozen matches against foreign visiting teams and 10 one-day international cricket matches. More than 100 Ranji and Duleep Trophy matches have been conducted in the stadium since its inception.
Jamshedpur has one 9-hole & one 18-hole golf course where many competitions are hosted annually.
Residential sports academies of international standards have been established for preparing international level players:
Inaugurated in 1991, this 30-acre world-class complex in Jamshedpur has a seating capacity of ~25,000. As a multi-use stadium, it provides athletes with boarding and training facilities. The complex has an international-size football field with an eight-lane synthetic running track around the field. This iconic sports stadium is also the home ground for newly formed Jamshedpur FC. It has hosted the home matches of Jamshedpur FC for the ISL Season 2017-18. 2018-19 & 2019-20.
It also houses an Olympic size state-of-the-art swimming pool. It is primarily used for football and athletics, but also offers facilities for 18 sports disciplines such as - archery, basketball, field hockey, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, etc. The details of facilities provided for running 18 sports Training Centres are mentioned below
This proposal provides an opportunity to the company to add another feather to its cap of by being the first private company to open a hockey academy. There is a vast pool of natural talent in hockey in this area, who need proper technical and administrative support to make their mark in the global sports arena.
Mr Naval Tata had only one passion in sports, which was hockey. During his tenure as President, Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), India won the Gold at Olympics. The moment he left the IHF, India lost the gold to Pakistan in the next Olympics itself. It is because of his love of hockey, he continued to be the President of Bombay Hockey Association long after relinquishing the Indian Hockey Federation Chair.
Hockey’s power centres in India are located away from the metropolitan areas. They are in the tribal belts of Jharkhand, Odisha, Jalandhar and Sansarpur in the hinterland of Punjab. The first Indian hockey captain was from Jharkhand - Late Jaipal Singh.
There would be many more job opportunities available for cadets of hockey academy (compared to some like archery and football) since many Government Sector and Public-Sector units have their hockey team. Moreover, with the success of Indian Hockey League (IHL), the demand for quality players is going to increase.
The location for NTHA has been identified and is being developed at ISWP Sports Complex in Jamshedpur.
An MoU between Tata Steel (TSL) and Sports Authority of India (SAI) was signed on October 7, 2015 at Jamshedpur. The objective of the MoU is to strengthen the development of boxing, athletics, archery and football at Jamshedpur by way of convergence of efforts and partnership between SAI and TSL.
Broad areas of cooperation include:
Tata Steel, under the aegsis of Tata Group, successfully bid for the Jamshedpur franchise in the 4th season of the coveted Indian Super League (ISL). The Company has been a pioneer in the development of sports in India, and this is in furtherance of the same.
The club will be playing their home matches at the iconic JRD Tata Sports Complex. The team will be under the guidance of head coach Steve Coppell in the 2017-18 Indian Super League season.
Visit website: www.fcjamshedpur.com
Over 5500 employees participate in sporting events, health & fitness programs, and lifestyle management programs held through out the year.
1601 trainees were engaged through training centres and academies.
11 trainees got employment in the Army and the Jharkhand Police based on their exemplary performance at National/International events.
512 ST/SC boys & girls were provided training in academies and training centres.
Tata Steel is the only corporate in the country to have been awarded Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar by the Honourable President of India in the following categories:
Some of the major events that the Sports Department covers are as follows:
With a unique distance that is farther than the half marathon - the 25K pushes you to stretch your body and mind beyond the comfort zone. The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K has given the professional and amateur distance runners, a platform to compete, shine and qualify to participate in other accredited races. While the 25K is the feature race, the event has unique distances to offer for every runner. The 10K for a runner willing to take up a challenging distance, the newly introduced Timed Ananda Run (5km) a colourful carnival to experience the spirit of Kolkata; for the silvers (participants who are 60 and above) the event offers the Senior Citizen Run (2.1km) and for individuals with any disability, there is the Champions with Disability category (2.1km).
Over 15,000 people signed up for the TSK 25, last time the race was held in Dec 2018.
Jamshedpur Run is conducted across 3 categories- 10 Km and 7 Km open for all and a 5 Km run for children (under-16 years of age as on November 10, 2019).
The 5th edition of the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon (TSBHM), organised in association with the Sports and Youth Services Department of Government of Odisha, was held on 19th January 2020. TSBHM 2020 included three competitive races: 21-km (Half Marathon) for women and men of 18 years and above, 10 km for women and men of 15 years and above and 5 km for girls and boys between the ages of 12 to 16 years.
Tata Steel BSL successfully organised 2nd edition of Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon 2020 on February 2, 2020 at Narendrapur, Dhenkanal, Odisha.
The third edition of Tata Steel Noamundi Run-a-thon, on the theme of ‘Run for a Greener Tomorrow’, was held on October 20, 2019 at the Noamundi Sports Complex in the West Singhbum district of Jharkhand.
Further to inculcate the culture of Sports and Healthy Lifestyle at a very young age, amongst the kids of the Jamshedpur and other mining locations of Tata Steel, Tata Steel Conducts Summer Camp every year in the covering Sports of 19 disciplines. This enables the youth to get a feel of Sports and make Sports an integral part of their lifestyle.
In 2019, 3900+ participants took part in the Summer Camp. In 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown, Tata Steel conducted its 1st ever Online Summer Camp with which was made accessible across the globe through Tata Steel’s Corporate YouTube Channel. The Online Summer Camp garnered more than 42,000 views making it a success.
PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD
RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARD
DHYANCHAND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
ASIAN GAMES MEDALIST
PADMA BHUSHAN AWARDEES
|Ms Bachendri Pal||2019||Mountaineering||Padma Bhushan|
|Mr Charles Borromeo||1984||Athletics||Padmashree|
|Mr Chuni Goswami||1984||Football||Padmashree|
|Ms Bachendri Pal||1985||Mountaineering||Padmashree|
|Mr Prem Chand Degra||1990||Body Building||Padmashree|
|Mr Sourav Ganguly||2004||Cricket||Padmashree|
|Mr Pullela Gopichand||2005||Badminton||Padmashree|
|Ms Bula Chawdhury||2006||Swimming||Padmashree|
|Mr Limba Ram||2011||Archery||Padmashree|
|Ms Premlata Agarwal||2012||Mountaineering||Padmashree|
|Ms Deepika Kumari||2016||Archery||Padmashree|
RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AWARDEE
|Mr Pullela Gopichand||2001||Badminton||Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna|
|Mr Illyas Babar||1998||Athletics||Dronacharya|
|Mr Ken O Bosen||1999||Athletics||Dronacharya|
|Mr Sanjeeva Singh||2008||Archery||Dronacharya|
|Mr Pullela Gopichand||2009||Badminton||Dronacharya|
|Ms Purnima Mahato||2013||Archery||Dronacharya|
|Mr Chuni Goswami||1963||Football||Arjuna|
|Mr Arun Lal Ghosh||1965||Football||Arjuna|
|Mr Kenneth .L.Powell||1965||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Mr Parveen Kumar||1967||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Mr Edward Sequeira||1971||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Mr Anjan Bhattacharjee||1974||Cricket||Arjuna|
|Mr Amar Singh||1975||Cycling||Arjuna|
|Mr T. Vijayaraghwan||1977||Basketball||Arjuna|
|Mr Subrata Dutta||1979||Powerlifting||Arjuna|
|Mr Suresh Kumar Mishra||1980||Volleyball||Arjuna|
|Mr Charles Borromeo||1982||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Mr Dibyendu Barua||1983||Chess||Arjuna|
|Mr Ravi Shastri||1984||Cricket||Arjuna|
|Ms Bachendri Pal||1986||Mounteering||Arjuna|
|Mr Jaipal Singh||1986||Boxing||Arjuna|
|Mr Prem Chandra Degra||1986||Body Building||Arjuna|
|Mr Balwinder Singh||1987||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Mr Bagicha Singh||1987||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Ms Mercy Kuttan||1989||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Ms Bula Chawdhury||1990||Swimming||Arjuna|
|Mr Limba Ram||1991||Archery||Arjuna|
|Mr Sanjeeva Singh||1992||Archery||Arjuna|
|Mr Cawas Billimoria||1993||Judo||Arjuna|
|Mr Moraad Ali Khan||1996||Shooting||Arjuna|
|Mr Ajit Bhaduriya||1996||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Mr Raj Kumar Sangwan||1996||Boxing||Arjuna|
|Mr Sourav Ganguly||1997||Cricket||Arjuna|
|Mr Pullela Gopichand||2000||Badminton||Arjuna|
|Ms Dola Banerjee||2005||Archery||Arjuna|
|Mr Jayant Talukdar||2006||Archery||Arjuna|
|Mr K.M. Binu||2006||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Ms Chitra K. Somen||2007||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Ms Sinimole Paulose||2009||Athletics||Arjuna|
|Mr Deepak Mandal||2010||Football||Arjuna|
|Mr Rahul Banerjee||2010||Archery||Arjuna|
|Ms Deepika Kumari||2012||Archery||Arjuna|
|Ms Chekrowolu Swuro||2013||Archery||Arjuna|
|Mr Subroto Paul||2016||Football||Arjuna|
DHYANCHAND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
|Mr Satish Pillai||2009||.||Dronacharya|
Participation by cadets of Tata Archery Academy, Tata Athletics Academy and Tata Steel Training Centres at National/Zonal/State level competitions.
|Tata Archery Academy||International||5||6||5||16|
|Training Centre &||State||82||62||50||194|