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Tata Steel felicitates Archery Academy Cadet Ms Komolika Bari on World Beating Performance

Jamshedpur , August 28, 2019

Tata Steel today felicitated Tata Archery Academy (TAA) cadet Komalika Bari, on her winning the Gold medal in the Women’s Cadet Recurve category in the World Archery Youth & Cadet Championship 2019. The championship was organised in Madrid, Spain, from August 19-25, 2019.

The Chief Guest at the function was Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel. Other dignitaries present included Dr Rajan Chaudhry, GM (Medical Services), Mr. Ritu Raj Sinha, Chief Corporate Administration, and Mr. Mukul Vinayak Choudhari, Chief Sports Excellence Centres. Mr. Ashish Kumar, Head Sports, was the Master of Ceremonies.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary said “Our heartiest congratulations to Komolika Bari on her stupendous achievement. It is indeed gratifying to see a cadet from the Tata Archery Academy emerge an international champion. We stand committed the development of archery and to hone the skills of talented archers of the state. We wish Ms Bari more success in the years ahead”.

Others felicitated on the occasion were Mr Dharmendra Tiwari, Chief Coach, Ms Purnima Mahato, Asst. Jr. Coach and Mr Anil Kumar, Asst. Coach who also accompanied her to the Championship. In addition, Lakshmi Hembram – another talented Archer from the academy who was selected for the Indian team for this tournament, was also felicitated. Lakshmi performed very well, narrowly missing a spot on the podium.

In a wonderful gesture, the Archery Academy had invited Komolika’s parents to the ceremony and it was a pleasant surprise for her as well as all present when they came over for this proud moment. Other members of Komolika’s family were also present along with her grand mother who cut the cake and blessed her.

Dr Rajan Chaudhry, GM (Medical Services), Mr.Ritu Raj Sinha, Chief Corporate Administration, and Mr. Mukul Vinayak Choudhari, Chief Sports Excellence Centres addressed the gathering and shared motivational insights.

As already reported, Ms. Bari defeated Waka Sonoda of Japan by 7-3 in the finals, bringing laurels to the Tata Archery Academy, which had been instrumental in honing her talent.

The 17-year old became India’s second recurve cadet (under-18) world champion after Deepika Kumari, also a former cadet of Tata Archery Academy, who won the title in 2009.

Komalika Bari hails from Jamshedpur and had started archery training in the year 2012 at the age of 11 at ISWP training centre facility in Jamshedpur. She joined Tata Archery Academy in 2016 and has been training in TAA for three years now under one of the best coaching panels of Archery in India comprising ace coaches - Mr. Dharmendra Tiwary, Ms. Purnima Mahato, Mr. Anil Kumar and Mr. Bikash Upadhyay.

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.

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