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Tata Steel to host two events tomorrow to commemorate Sir Dorabji Tata’s 159th birth anniversary

Jamshedpur, August 25, 2018

“A Celebration of Sports” with two Olympians will be held at Fasy Auditorium, Loyola School and “The Story of Indian Hockey” exhibition will be inaugurated at the Centre for Excellence

Tata Steel is organizing two events on Sunday (26th August) centered around sports to commemorate Sir Dorabji Tata’s 159th birth anniversary and his immense contribution to the field of sports.

The 2nd. edition of “A Celebration of Sports,” is being hosted from 6.30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fasy Auditorium, Loyola School. Two internationally acclaimed sporting legends and Olympic winners, Mr Zafar Iqbal, Olympic Gold Medalist, Padma Shri, Arjuna Awardee and former captain of the Indian hockey team and Mr Ric Charlesworth, Olympic Silver Medalist, former captain of the Australian Hockey team as well as a former first class cricketer for Western Australia will share their experiences and the future of sports in a conversation with eminent sports writer and historian Mr Boria Majumdar. This event is open for the students and the citizens of Jamshedpur.

Tata Steel is also organizing an exhibition on “The Story of Indian Hockey” at the Centre for Excellence. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Sunday at 5.00 pm, and will be open for public from August 27 to September 1, 2018 between 10.30 am and 6.00 pm.

Focused on Indian hockey, the exhibition will include snippets from the 1920s, a decade when India won its first Olympic gold medal at the Amsterdam Games in 1928. Other artefacts that will form part of the exhibition include the Gold Medals won at Los Angeles and Berlin in 1932 and 1936. At Los Angeles, India beat USA 24-1, a record that still stands. In all, approximately 50-60 artefacts of historical importance will be exhibited.

Sir Dorabji Tata was the first Chairman of Tata Steel who brought to life the Steel Plant and the city of Jamshedpur based on the vision of Jamsetji Tata. He not only laid the physical foundation for Tata Steel but also infused the company with standards in corporate governance that were way ahead of its time. A keen sportsman from his early years, Sir Dorabji Tata was the first President of the Indian Olympic Association. He steered India’s entry into the world of international sport by selecting and then financing four athletes and two wrestlers for the Antwerp Olympic Games in 1920, even before India had an Olympic body. Sir Dorabji Tata also secured a place for India in the 1924 Olympics at Paris and was chosen to be a Member of the International Olympic Committee. India won its first Gold medal in Hockey at the very next Olympics in 1928 in Amsterdam.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2018. It is the one of world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel was felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2014-15 and 2015-16, Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2018) and ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018). The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.