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Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) cadets selected to represent India at the Asian Kids Climbing Championship in Beijing, China

Jamshedpur, August 13, 2019

Two cadets of the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation Sport Climbing Centre have been selected by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, Delhi for the Asia Kids Climbing Championship to be held in Huairou, Beijing, China from August 16 – 18, 2019.

The selected cadets are (1) Vidula Abhale – Age 12yrs –Female studying in Std. 7 in J H Tarapore School Dhatkidih and (2) Suraj Singh Thakur – Age 13 yrs – Male studying in Std. 7 in Prem Jyoti Prangan School, Keenan Stadium.

Both the cadets have been training at TSAF for the past 2 years. They have performed well with Suraj winning a Gold medal and a Silver medal and Vidula winning two Silver Medals and a Bronze medal in the IMF all India Sport Climbing Championships this year. Their excellent performance has placed them in the 3rd position in National rankings in the Sub Jr category, thus ensuring their selection to represent India at the Asian Kids Championship in Beijing, China.

The competition will be held in all three formats i.e. Bouldering, Speed Climbing and Lead Climbing. Performances on all the three events combined will decide the medal winners. The TSAF cadets Vidula and Suraj will be leaving from Bangalore on August 13, 2019 and will return on August 20, 2019.

In the past Tata Steel Adventure Foundation Sport Climbing cadets Talim Ansari, Anisha Verma and Aman Verma have participated in the Asia Kids Climbing Championship held in Iran, Singapore and China respectively.

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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