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13th Jharkhand State Boxing Championship kicks off at Noamundi Boxing Centre

Noamundi, March 06, 2020

The 13th Jharkhand State Boxing Championship was kicked off at Noamundi Boxing Centre in West Singhbhum today. The meet is being organised by Tata Steel in association with Jharkhand Boxing Association from March 6 to 8.

The championship was inaugurated today by Chief Guest Dr Harilal Ravi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kiriburu and Mr Baljit Singh Bedi, Vice President, Jharkhand Boxing Association. Also present during the occasion were Mr P K Dhall, Chief (Process & Logistics), OMQ Division, Tata Steel and Mr Nirmal Bhattacharjee, Chief (Engineering Projects), OMQ Division, Tata Steel.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Dr Harilal Ravi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kiriburu said,     “I would like to congratulate Tata Steel and Jharkhand Boxing Association for organising this championship. The facility here at Noamundi Boxing Centre is truly world class and I am glad to see this level of participation from youngsters. This championship is a good platform for budding boxers of Jharkhand and I am sure they will participate in national and international level boxing championships in the future.”

The 13th Jharkhand State Championship has two categories- Sub Junior and Youth. A total of 192 entries for both the categories were received from 14 districts in Jharkhand out of which 131 qualified. This includes 88 boys and 43 girls. The pre-quarter finals and quarter finals were held today and had a total of 33 bouts. The finals will be conducted on March 8, 2020.

Noamundi Boxing Centre of Tata Steel, which is hosting this state level championship is a state-of-the-art boxing facility in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. Since its inception in 2017, the boxing centre has hosted 2 state level championships and has also groomed more than 50 budding boxers from Noamundi and nearby villages in West Singhbhum.

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Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum. 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).

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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 Lighthouse recognition for its Kalinganagar Plant – a first in India, 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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