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Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet celebrating creative pursuits concludes

Bhubaneswar, January 13, 2019

3-Day festival delivers on promise of paying homage to the arts through constructive debates

The fourth edition of the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet concluded today, bringing to end the three-day celebration literary and creative pursuits. The festival was packed with engaging sessions touching upon a host of topics ranging from literature to theatre, dance, music, journalism, and performing arts.

After a captivating session on what inspires his writing yesterday, legendary author Mr Ruskin Bond today spoke about the skills needed for journalistic writing. He spoke about the art of writing news reports and thought pieces, and how language, nuance and play of words can be used to draw in the reader. Acclaimed writer Aatish Taseer’s session delved into the author-journalists love of languages. He spoke at length about how he has travelled across the Eternal City of Varanasi to understand Sanskrit at its root.

The concluding day of the three-day extravaganza also touched upon something unique for a literary meet. Celebrated ornithologist Bikram Grewal moderated a session that forced one to think about a sustainable future. He spoke about the importance of conservation and the need to protect the indigenous avian fauna of the region.

True to the festival’s commitment to promote Odia literature and culture, there were three sessions with eminent personalities from diverse artistic fields that delved into history and identity. The concluding session saw a mesmerizing act by award-winning singer Ms Rekha Bhardwaj. The packed audience was left spellbound as she performed a varied selection of her more popular songs

“It is wonderful seeing the support we have received from the people of Bhubaneshwar,” said Mr Arun Misra, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel. “One of the drivers of Tata Steel’s sustained growth is its continued engagement with society. These Literary Meets, which have grown in both scale and scope over the years, have become a key aspect of this commitment. It has been a privilege for Tata Steel to be able to host this event and I thank the ever-supportive people of Odisha for your participation. We will be back again next year and shall endeavour to take the event to greater heights,” he added.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2018. It is one of the 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 over 65,000. Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognized 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.

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