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Tata Steel's West Bokaro Division observes National Youth Day

Bhubaneswar, January 13, 2019

With an objective to promote sports as a way of life in its areas of operation and to celebrate National Youth Day, Tata Steel Rural Development Society, the CSR wing of Tata Steel organized ‘Udaan’, a two-day inter-school football tournament at Mukundabera Sports Ground, West Bokaro.

Mr Sanjay Kumar Singh, General Manager (Coal), Tata Steel graced the closing ceremony as chief guest along with Mr Mohan Mahto, President, Rastriya Coliery Mazdoor Sangh (RCMS), Mr Dushyant Patel, Member, Zilla Parishad, Mandu and Mr Sundar Lal Bhuiyan, Mukhiya, Sarubera on Saturday.

The dignitaries paid homage to Swami Vivekananda and felicitated the winners during the closing ceremony of the two-day sporting extravaganza.

Around 150 youth from 10 different schools from in and around West Bokaro participated in the two-day football tournament that was organized under Regional Initiative for Safe Sexual Health by Today’s Adolescents (RISHTA) Project of Tata Steel Rural Development Society. Apart from the football tournament, many fun-filled games were organized in which around 400 youth from 23 nearby villages participated.

Speaking about the importance of sports in building the character of a person, Mr Sanjay Kumar Singh said: “At Tata Steel, we consider sports as a way of life. Apart from health and fitness, sports help in building the character of a person. Many youths of West Bokaro have played at national and international level and brought laurels for the state and nation. The only way to achieve success is to work hard.”

Addressing the gathering, Mr Mohan Mahto said: Tata Steel is committed towards holistic development of the region. I am happy to see the excitement of the participants in this two-day sporting event.”

Swami Vivekanand High School, Pundi won the football tournament by 2-0 defeating Ram Manohar Lohiya High School, Ghatotand in the electrifying final match.

Among others present on the occasion were Colonel Bhawani Singh Nirwan, Head, Stakeholder Management, Tata Steel (West Bokaro), Mr Kumar Vikram, Head, Administration, Tata Steel (West Bokaro), Mr Keshav Kumar Ranjan, Unit Head, TSRDS along with officials of Tata Steel and TSRDS.

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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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