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Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) 2016 kicked off at Jajpur

Kalinganagar, September 08, 2016

The search for budding astronomers of Odisha has started in Jajpur district of Odisha. The 10th edition of Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS), organised by Tata Steel in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Bhubaneswar, was held today at Budharaj Vidyapitha, Danagadi & Chrome Nagar Bidyapitha, Ferro-Chrome project, Jajpur. More than 300 students participated in essay and open quiz competitions organized on the occasion.

Mr Anjani Sahay, Head, Recruitment & Onboarding and Mr Jiren Xavier Topno, Sr Manager, Training, Tata Steel Kalinganagar were present on the occasion. The competitions were open for students reading in Class VIII to Class X.

In this edition of YATS, on-the-spot essay writing competition and objective type questions on astronomy are being conducted for the students of classes 9th-10th at identified examination centres across the state. An open quiz competition on astronomy is also being organised for the students of classes 7th- 8th at those centres. Through this initiative, Tata Steel is reaching out to schools of 30 districts of Odisha.

With a view to popularize the excellent contributions of the legendary Pathani Samanta in the field of astronomy and to spot and encourage the young talents in the field of astronomy and space science among the school going children, Tata Steel, in collaboration with Pathani Samanta Planetarium has been organizing Young Astronomer Talent Search since 2007.

About Tata Steel

Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). 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 Tata Steel Group, has over 75,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers.

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Tata Steel