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TATA STEEL FELICITATES PARTICIPANTS OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD SUMMER GAMES HELD AT ABU DHABI

Jamshedpur, March 27, 2019

Tata Steel today felicitated the participants of the 15th Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Abu Dhabi from March 14-21, 2019. The Felicitation Ceremony was held at the JRD Tata Sports Complex. Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel was the Chief Guest and Mr. Bailey Bodhanwala, Area Director, SOB Jharkhand was the Guest of Honour.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary said “It is a good opportunity for Tata Steel to be part of this initiative. All credit to the Parents of the participants who have encouraged them. Special Olympics will always be special for all of us”.

The Guest of Honour, Mr. Bailey Bodhanwala congratulated the participants and wished that their enthusiasm remains so. “Jamshedpur is the Sports Capital of Jharkhand because of the support provided by Tata Steel. Hence, we are way ahead in excellence in sports also”, he added.

Around 384 Athletes, 71 Coaches and 15 officials and staff participated in the 15th Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Abu Dhabi from March 14-21, 2019 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces.

With more than 7,500 athletes from over 192 nations competing, the Special Olympics World Games at Abu Dhabi 2019 was the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world and set the benchmark for the most unified Games in the 50-year history of the Special Olympics movement.

This was India’s 9th participation at the Special Olympics World Summer Games where India participated in 14 out of 24 Olympic-type sports featuring in the World Games and winning an astounding tally of 368 Medals including 85 Gold, 154 Silver and 129 Bronze.

Abu Dhabi is the first place in the Middle East-North Africa Region to host the Special Olympics World Games. The 24 Olympic-type sports were conducted over 7 days. The Highlights are as follows :

  • Participation from 192 countries involving 7500 athletes and 24 disciplines of Olympics Sports
  • Was telecast in more than 150 countries
  • Presence of 5 Lakhs spectators / 20 thousand volunteers

Indian Contingent - Special Olympics Bharat

  • Athletes 289 (160 male & 129 female)
  • Coaches 73 (40 male & 30 female)
  • Officials 5 (1 HOD & 4 AHOD)
  • India athletes participated in 17 disciplines

Medal Haul

Team India

Gold 85, Silver 154 & Bronze 129 = Total 368 medals

Team Jharkhand

Athletes 7 (5 Male & 2 Female) Coaches 2 Male

SR NAME EVENT MEDALS
1 NEHA KUMARI POWER LIFTING 4 Bronze medals
2 MONIKA MAHTO BADMINTON One Gold & One Silver
3 ROHIT NAG BADMINTON One Gold & One Bronze
4 SUBHAM KUMAR CYCLING One Bronze, 5th & 6th Place
5 N SAI KRISHNA ATHLETICS One Silver & 5th Place
6 ASHIQE ANSARI ATHLETICS 5th & 6th Place
7 PRIYANSHU KUMAR CYCLING 5th & 7th Place
8 MD SAJID FOOTBALL  
9 LAKHAN HANSDA CYCLING  

Team Jharkhand has so far participated in 9 World Summer Games & 5 Winter Games. Jharkhand athletes have won 21 Gold, 20 Silver & 22 Bronze Medals in World Games since 1991. 17 International Coaches with Jharkhand. 34923 athletes registered with SOB Jharkhand.

Earlier during the Ceremony, a PPT presentation highlighting achievements/performance of SOB JHK Team was made by Mr. Satbir Singh, Assistant Area Director, SOB. Thereafter Mementos were presented to the participants. Mr. Ashish Kumar, Head Sports proposed the Vote of Thanks.

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 (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 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 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, ‘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 ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the seventh 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.

In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow www.wealsomaketomorrow.com

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