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Tata Steel CSR Division organizes Grassroots Football Tournament on February 12-13 at TCC Ground, Sonari

Jamshedpur, February 11, 2019

Tata Steel CSR Department is all set to organise the Grassroots Football Tournament on February 12-13, 2019 at TCC Ground, Sonari. The tournament is one of the key ways of mainstreaming and empowering rural boys and girls through sports in the region.

The tournament is an annual event organised for around 850 kids trained and coached under Tata Steel CSR, across units in Odisha and Jharkhand and also by Tata Metaliks and Tata Bearings Kharagpur. This programme has been the nurturing ground for talented kids of the region. Apart from this, the kids are put through a disciplined routine and a healthy life-style through their involvement in the sport.  

This year the tournament would be organised in two parts.  As regards the first part, the tournament for around 425 kids from Odisha Units was organised at Joda on February 5- 6, 2019. And for the second part, the tournament is being organised for kids from Jharkhand and West Bengal at Jamshedpur on February 12-13.

Many of the young cadets who took part in the Grassroots Football tournaments in the past, have been selected by Sports Authority of India (SAI) academies, Army (Danapur) academy, FC Minerva, TFA etc. Presently 13 kids have been selected to be part of JFC I league (only medical test is pending). There are five kids selected by different academies from centers in Odisha.

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Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd). Currently, Tata Steel's consolidated India crude steel production capacity stands at 18.6 MnTPA.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organization, 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 Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. 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, 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 & 2018) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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