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Tata Steel organises Rural Archery Tournament

Jamshedpur, March 26, 2018
  • 175 budding archers appear in the finals
  • Tournament draws over 3,000 archers from Jharkhand and Odisha

Tata Steel organised a Rural Archery Tournament at JRD Archery Ground, Jamshedpur on March 25, 2018. Mr Sourav Roy, Chief, CSR, Tata Steel graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Ms Ankita Bhakat, who bagged Gold medal in mixed team World Archery Championship in Rosario, Argentina (2017); Archer Prachi Singh and Ms Purnima Mahto, Coach, Tata Archery Academy, L Murthy, Former Secretary, Jharkhand Archery Association (JAA) and Amit Tirkey, Head, Empowerment, Tata Steel Rural Development Society was also present on the occasion.

A total of 175 budding archers, both boys and girls, from the hinterland of Jharkhand and Odisha participated in Under-14 and Under-16 categories of the tourney’s finals. The sixth edition of the tournament-cum-selection trials, which started on January 4, 2018 drew over 3,000 budding archers, mostly hailing from Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) communities.

A total of 50 archers, including the winners and runners-up, who performed impressively in the finals will undergo training at archery camp to be organized by Tata Archery Academy , which has produced archers of both National and International repute.

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 70,000. 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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