Tata Steel celebrates 158th Birth Anniversary of Sir Dorab Tata
Tata Steel celebrated the 158th Birth Anniversary of Sir Dorab Tata today at Sir Dorabji Tata Park, Jamshedpur. Chief Guest, Mr TV Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India and SEA and the Guest of Honour, Mr R Ravi Prasad, President, Tata Workers’ Union paid homage to the legend by offering floral tributes. The function was attended by senior officials of Tata Steel including
In his address to the gathering, Mr Narendran said, “The vision and the wisdom of Mr JN Tata
Speaking on the occasion Mr Ravi Prasad said “ JN Tata’s dream was fulfilled by Sir Dorab Tata. He worked for the welfare of employees from the very beginning and included schemes like Provident Fund, Medical Aid, Maternity Leave, Gratuity etc. We feel proud to be a part of a Company that started so many benefits for the employees which were later made mandatory by the Government.”
About Sir Dorab Tata
Dorabji was the elder son of JN Tata. When steel prices stumbled after World War I and Tata Steel was not in a position to pay its workers, Sir Dorabji pledged his assets and his wife's jewellery to obtain a loan to disburse salaries.
Sir Dorabji was also a keen sportsman from his early boyhood. He also distinguished himself as a tennis player and played football and cricket for his college at Cambridge. Sir Dorab Tata steered India's entry into the world of international sport by choosing and financing four athletes and two wrestlers for the Olympic Games
About Tata Steel
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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