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Para Badminton Champion from Tata Steel Shines Once Again on the World Stage

Jamshedpur, October 29, 2019

World No. 6 from Jamshedpur Wins Silver at Denmark Para Badminton International 2019

Umesh Vikram Kumar from Tata Steel, won the Silver medal in Men’s Doubles at the Victor Denmark Para Badminton International 2019 held in the Danish city of Odense from October 15-20, 2019.

The Indian pair of Umesh and Suhas LY went down fighting 21-14, 8-21, 12-21 against Thailand in the Finals.

Mr. Kumar, who is a  Manager with Helpdesk Centre in Procurement Division of Tata Steel, has had a meteoric rise from world no. 26 to 6 in the last three years and  expresses his gratitude towards Tata Steel Limited for providing necessary support which has helped him to follow his passion and strive for glory for the nation.

Umesh currently trains at the Tata Steel Sports Department Badminton training facility as well as at the Gopichand Badminton Academy at Hyderabad.

Umesh would be taking part in the Japan Para Badminton International 2019 to be held from November 12-17, 2019.

About Tata Steel                         
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. 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 has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator  (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

 In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow.  (

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