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Tata Steel’s OMQ Division celebrates International Women’s Day in a grand manner

Noamundi, March 08, 2019
  • Ms Purnima Mahato, Ace Archer and Dronacharya awardee encouraged ladies to be bold and create opportunities for a better tomorrow.
  • Tata Steel celebrated the day with more than 2500 ladies from Jharkhand & Odisha
  • 300 SHG’s from the Jharkhand & Odisha gathered for the celebrations
  • More than 100 sahiya from 73 villages from Noamundi Block participated in a special sports meet to celebrate the occasion at Sports Complex, Noamundi.


Celebrating the essence of womanhood and saluting the task force that has brought Tata Group to where it is, Tata Steel in honor of all such ladies organised a host of programmes on International Women’s Day in Jharkhand and Odisha. Ms Purnima Mahato, Coach Indian Archery team, Ace Indian Archer and Dronacharaya Awardee graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Mr Manish Mishra, General Manager, Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division, Tata Steel and Mr R P Mali, Chief (NIM), OMQ Division, Tata Steel. The theme for this year is #BalanceforBetter.

Celebrations for International Women’s Day began on high note with Mr Purnima Mahato sharing her thoughts and experience at the JRDTTI auditorium in Noamundi. More than 200 ladies from all walks of life gathered. Leveraging the occasion, SABAL, Centre for Abilities also chipped in with melodious (song) performances by Ms Nazia Begum and Ms Payal Pramanik. Touching performances by Camp School girls was the show shopper

Sharing her thoughts on the occasion, 2013 Dronacharya awardee Ms Mahato said, “The world today has set foot into a more diverse and inclusive mindset. It’s not any more about males and females. It’s about performance. As a woman, one should always believe in their skillset and work to create opportunities rather than wait for opportunities to knock. My journey wouldn’t have been this balanced without my father and my husband by my side. I believe, behind every successful woman is a man who believed in her and I take this opportunity to thank Tata Steel, which has in yesteryears not only given young ladies a platform to build tomorrows but has also made sure that balance for a better workplace is carried forward to the next generation.”

On a similar note, Mr Mishra said, “Balance drives a better working world. Let's all help create a balance for a better tomorrow. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive and Tata Steel is doing its bit in shaping-up tomorrows though inclusive and diversified event.”

In parallel programmes, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) organised a host of programmes. 1600 ladies from 300 Self-Help Groups (SHG’s) at Sialjora in Noamundi Block, Jharkhand and Deojhar in Odisha celebrated the Women’s Day in a grand manner. With inspirational talk by female community leaders, individual and group games, the SHG’s ladies relished thoroughly. At Noamundi, more than 100 sahiya’s from 73 villages of Noamundi Block participated in a special SAHIYA SPORTS porgramme in the afternoon at Sports Complex, Noamundi. The event was graced by Ms Seema Dhall and Ms Anu Mali as Chief Guest. All the winners were awarded in the various events conducted across the two states. The evening concluded amidst happy faces, music and tribal dance.

From TSRDS, Mr Rajesh Xaxa, Executive, Livelihood, TSRDS, Noamundi, Mr Yashwant Singh, Senior Executive, Skill Development, TSRDS, Noamundi, Mr Pervez Alam, Senior Executive, Education & Health Care, TSRDS, Noamundi coordinated the events along Mr Tulsidas Ganvir, Unit Head, TSRDS, Noamundi on the occasion.

About International Women’s Day
The first International Women's Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific. Collective action and shared responsibility for driving a gender-balanced world is key. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women - while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance.

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

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