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Tata Steel all set for the event "A Celebration of Sports"

Jamshedpur, September 23, 2019

Tata Steel is all set to host its annual event “A Celebration of Sports” to commemorate the contribution of Sir Dorabji Tata to Sports. The event will be held on September 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Fasy Auditorium, Loyola School. It will feature a Panel discussion with Badminton legend Mr. Pullela Gopichand and eminent sports writer and historian, Mr Boria Majumdar. This Panel discussion is open to the students and the citizens of Jamshedpur.


It is said that there are those who drive themselves to make their passion the reason for their success and there are those whose passion drives others to achieve success as well. Pullela Gopichand, former Indian badminton player, has achieved both. Gopichand not only brought laurels to the country, but also coached two of India’s Olympic medalist badminton players Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.

He won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001, becoming the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone. Currently, he is the Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team and runs the Gopichand Badminton Academy.

After winning his first National Badminton Championship title in 1996, Gopichand went on to win the title five times in a row, until 2000. He won two golds and one silver medal at the Indian National Games in 1998. In 1996, he won gold in the SAARC badminton tournament and defended the crown in the next games held at Colombo in 1997.

He received the Arjuna Award in 1999, the Dronacharya Award in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

After retiring from his playing career, Pullela Gopichand founded the Gopichand Badminton Academy, which has produced several badminton players including Saina Nehwal, P. V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, Srikanth Kidambi, Arundhati Pantawane, Gurusai Datt and Arun Vishnu.


Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes Scholar, completed his B.A. in History from Presidency College, Calcutta University in the year 1997. In 1999 he did his M.A. in Modern History from the same university and secured first position in the examination with record marks. He was awarded the Rhodes scholarship in 1999-2000 and went to St John’s College, Oxford University to do a D.Phil. on the Social History of Indian Cricket in October 2000. He was also the first Indian to be awarded a fellowship to work at the International Olympic museum archives in Lausanne, Switzerland. Currently he is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire.

The event “A celebration of Sports” invites students and citizens of Jamshedpur to come and hear the sporting legend. Invitations have also been sent to different schools so that students can avail of this unique opportunity.

Invitation cards for the event are available at JRD Tata Sports Complex, Corporate Communications Department at Armoury Road and Centre for Excellence. Seating will be on a first come first serve basis after the hall opens at 3:40 PM.

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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