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The 1st Naval Tata Hockey Cup Ready to Begin

Jamshedpur , April 03, 2019

Tournament to serve as an unique platform for budding Hockey talent from the region to display their skills in the competitive arena

The 1st Naval Tata Hockey Cup tournament under the auspices of Tata Steel and Tata Trusts will be conducted by Naval Tata Hockey Academy (NTHA) at Jamshedpur from April 5 – 7, 2019. This was announced at a Press Conference chaired by Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President Corporate Services, Tata Steel and Chairman Hockey Ace Foundation, Mr. Goutam Mukherjee, CEO, Naval Tata Hockey Academy and Mr Rituraj Sinha, Chief, Corporate Administration, Tata Steel and Board Member of Hockey Ace Foundation were also present on the occasion along with other officials of Naval Tata Hockey Academy.

The tournament is named as ‘Naval Tata Hockey Cup’ in honor of Mr. Naval Tata’s contribution to the game of Hockey in India. Mr Naval Tata was the longest serving President of the Indian Hockey Federation for over 15 years (1946 – 1961). The Indian hockey team won three Olympic Gold medals in 1948, 1952 and 1956 under his leadership.

The ‘Naval Tata Hockey Cup’, which is first of its kind tournament in Jharkhand will see teams of under-17 Boys hailing from Odisha and Jharkhand compete at the NTHA ground at Jamshedpur. This tournament also carries a prize money.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary said; “The objective of this tournament is to expose young players to the best of talent in the region. Similar to hwat we have done with other sporting disciplines, we hope that the NTHA also becomes a pipeline for providing hockey players of national stature”.

In his address to the media Mr. Goutam Mukherjee said; “Cadets usually join us from the age group of 13 or 14 and will stay till the age of 17. Hence this tournament is being organised for the Under 17 age group.”

The Chief Guest of the Opening Ceremony on the 5th of April will be Mr. Bholanath Singh, President Hockey Jharkhand while the Chief Guest for the Closing Ceremony on 7th April will be Mr. Anand Sen, President TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel and Guest and Mr. Harendra Singh, Ex-Coach, India Men’s Hockey Team would be the Guest of Honour.

Mr Floris Bovelander, Technical Director of NTHA will officiate as the Technical Director of the tournament.

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.

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