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'Tata Steel Art in Industry' brings celebrated artists and young talents under one roof

Bhubaneswar, February 15, 2018

Tata Steel Art-In-Industry, an art camp-cum-exhibition was inaugurated today at the Press Club of Odisha, Bhubaneswar. The three-day event is a platform that connects a diverse group comprising eminent and emerging artists, youth, art connoisseurs and society at large. The art camp was inaugurated by the eminent painter and Chief Guest, Mr Baldev Gambhir, in the presence of Mrs Ruchi Narendran, wife of Mr T V Narendran, CEO and MD, Tata Steel; Mr Arun Misra, Vice President, Project Gopalpur, Tata Steel and MD, Tata Steel SEZ, and Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Group Director, Corporate Communication & Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel.

A total of 15 artists from various walks of life have been brought together by Tata Steel in the second edition of ‘Art-In-Industry’, thereby facilitating expression of thought as well as cross-cultural learning through the medium of oil and canvas. Eminent artists like Mr R B Bhaskaran, Mr Vrindavan Solanki, Mr Baldev Gambhir and a host of renowned Odia artists will nurture and encourage the budding talents participating in the event. Leading Odiya painter Mr Manash Jena is the curator of this event.

The camp timings are from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. The paintings will be displayed in an exhibition at the venue in the evening of 17th Feb 2018, following which the participating artists will be felicitated in the closing ceremony. In the run-up to the event, Tata Steel is also conducting a painting competition among the art college students of Odisha at the venue over the three days.

We welcome the artists who have come to participate in the camp and put their best skills forward. There is no way technology can duplicate creativity, therefore all of us need to make a huge effort to make sure that the future generation continue to engage and expand their horizon and take a break from technology. I am very proud that Tata Steel has been conducting the Art-In-Industry event for so many years and is doing it for the second time in Bhubaneswar. We are very fortunate to have some eminent artists in the event this year”, said Mrs Ruchi Narendran.

As a citizen of Odisha, I am very proud to be a part of Tata Steel’s association with the culture of the state. It gives us immense pleasure to host such renowned artists and budding talents under one roof. Art, in association with the industry, will give the local artists an opportunity to share knowledge and explore new horizons”, said Mr Arun Misra, Vice President, Project Gopalpur, Tata Steel and MD Tata Steel SEZ.

Tata Steel Art-In-Industry brings artists from across the country together who have cultivated their unique style of artistic expressions rather than following established norms. We welcome all the art connoisseurs and artists to come and experience this celebration of cultural diversity. Art-in-Industry 2018 at Bhubaneswar promises to be even more engaging as we bring before you the artistic genius from across the country”, said, Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Group Director, Corporate Communication & Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is one of the world’s largest steel companies with a steel production capacity of approximately 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is a geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a revenue of INR 117,420 crore in FY17. Tata Steel Group has an employee base of nearly 70,000 employees as of March 31, 2017. Tata Steel has successfully challenged the Deming Grand Prize in 2012, received the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the ‘Best Performing Integrated Steel Plant’, ‘Greenco Platinum Rating’ by CII Green Building Council for environmental performance at Jamshedpur steelworks, ‘Best Place To Work’ in the core sector (steel, oil, power and minerals) by Business Today (2017), ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere, USA (2017), among several others.

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