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Participants and Visitors enjoy Day -2 of Samvaad

Jamshedpur, November 16, 2019

-Enthralling cultural performances at Gopal Maidan in the evening-

The engagements during the second day of Samvaad, were centered around two locations, the Tribal Culture Centre (TCC) and Gopal Maidan.

At the TCC the proceedings began with soul-searching and establishing the context for the day's theme. This was followed by shared learnings from incredible tales of collective struggle, as well as the sacrifices and successes, among tribal communities. The theme for SAMVAAD during the current year was the topic during a shared perspective on 'TRIBALISM TODAY’.

At the Gopal Maidan, Indian and international healers, were in conversation with experts from leading institutions on the issue of 'Different systems of medicine and its relevance in today’s world’. The impact of technology on tradition and age-old craft was discussed by Artisans and experts besides other contemporary subjects. The experience of the struggles and successes that define TRIBALISM TODAY were detailed at the Experience Wall. Visitors also had a chance to have an immersive journey of the 40 handicraft and 20 healers' outlets at the venue.

Mr. T. V. Narendran, CEO&MD, Tata Steel, visited the Gopal Maidan and witnessed the programme there. In his message, Mr. Narendran said “Samvaad 2019 is into it’s sixth edition. It is a one-of-a-kind platform where tribal thought leaders, decision-makers and experts from across more than a hundred tribes of India and the world converge, meet, converse, ideate, brainstorm and share solutions. The theme this year is Tribalism Today. We have supported the Samvaad platform to let the people discover and define their larger purpose, create objectives and target outcomes which are pivoted around inclusivity. I wish the Conclave all success”

The evening program saw the majestic Gopal Maidan came alive to the music of RHYTHMS OF THE EARTH – the group comprising of 90 musicians from 16 tribes – to create magic on-stage. The musical mentors and curators for the evening was Swarathma, one of the leading folk rock bands from Bangalore. Their musical style and belief draws from Indian folk music and this puts them in a unique place to collaborate and exchange music with the 90 indigenous musicians of Rhythms of the Earth. 0000In all, adding to the euphoria, the venue resonated with the enthralling sound and sights of tribal musical instruments and dance.

Highlights for tomorrow: Watch out as 8 artists, 7 tribes from 6 states come together to depict the ONE JOURNEY OF SAMVAAD. 125 Tantalising flavours of AATITHYA wait to delight your taste buds at the curated lunch, and finally enjoy the performances by Jhumar exponent, MUKUND NAYAK, performers from SAHARIA tribe and much more.

About Samvaad
‘Samvaad’ is a platform for the tribes to exchange ideas, thoughts and share their concerns It was instituted by Tata Steel as a tribal conclave in 2014, where more than 1500 tribal representatives from across the country showcased their cultural heritage and the novel experience of tribal life.

Samvaad encourages tribal communities to take the lead in initiating discourse on issues that govern their social sustenance and development. Samvaad is now fast growing as an eco-system where tribal thoughts and voices manifest in various forms – be it a discourse, a work of research, music, food and cuisine collaboration or even documentaries. The concept of regional Samvaad was initiated in 2016 with the objective of reaching out to more tribal communities in the hinterland and factor unheard voices therein.

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-Certified 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 (www.wealsomaketomorrow.com)).

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