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Tata Steel constructed Adarsha Vidyalaya (Model School) inaugurated at Jajpur

Korei, April 27, 2017

The Adarsha Vidyalaya (Model School) at Begana, under Korei Block in Jajpur district constructed by Tata Steel was inaugurated today by Shri Akash Dasnayak, Hon’ble MLA, Korei,  in the presence of  Shri Ranjan Kumar Das, Collector, Jajpur and Shri Rajiv Kumar, Vice President (Operations), Tata Steel Kalinganagar, Shri Prasanta Mallick, General Manager (Corporate Services), Tata Steel Kalinganagar, Shri Manikanta Naik, Chief Resident, Executive, Tata Steel & Shri Krushna Chandra Nayak, District Education Officer (DEO), Jajpur.

Tata Steel has spent approximately Rs 4.57 crore for the construction of the model school and has provided the required classroom infrastructure as well. Built by Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (JUSCO), a subsidiary of the company, the two-storey school building is spread across 25,000 square feet built up area.

Addressing the gathering Shri Akash Dasnayak said, “I thank Tata Steel for their commitment towards philanthropic and CSR work. The Tata Steel Constructed Model School will boost education and it will be the Ideal School in coming future. The school is equipped with various facilities for overall development of students”.

Speaking on the occasion Shri Rajiv Kumar, said, “We are proud of our long-term partnership with Government of Odisha. The Model School will ensure quality education especially to the children of underserved communities of our society. Education helps in growth of knowledge and the model school will be instrumental in ensuring quality education of the students in the periphery.”

To make quality education infrastructure available to students in far flung areas of Odisha, Tata Steel has signed MoU with the State Government to construct 30 model schools across the state. This initiative by the steel major is part of the Government of Odisha’s grand plan of setting up Adarsha Vidyalaya (Model Schools) in each block in the state. The model schools at Danagadi, Kamakhyanagar and Nayagarh constructed by Tata Steel were inaugurated recently and many more schools are under construction. All efforts are being made to complete construction of the remaining schools at the earliest.

Local villagers, PRI members, government functionaries, Tata Steel officials and media persons were present at the inauguration function today.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group stands among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) and a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries. Established in 1907, the Group’s vision is to be the world steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. 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. Besides being one of ‘worldsteel’s’ Climate Action members, it has also been awarded the CII ITC Sustainability Prize, the ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ by TIME Award, the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant, among several others.

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Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications, India & SEA
Tata Steel
E-mail: kulvinsuri@tatasteel.com