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Tata Steel Adventure Foundation organises all women expedition to Kedarkantha in Garhwal Himalaya

Jamshedpur, March 05, 2020

A 21-member all women team comprising employees of Tata Steel and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) have started an expedition to Kedarkantha (12500 ft) in Garhwal Himalaya range of Uttarakhand. 

Attempt will be made to scale the peak on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day.

The expedition being organised by the Tata Steel Adventure Foundation (TSAF) is led by Ms Bachendri Pal, Mentor TSAF. Everester Hemant Gupta, Senior Manager, Adventure Programmes Tata Steel, Ms Asmita Dorjee Instructor, Mohan Singh Rawat Instructor, Randev Singh Rawat and Mukesh Sundi, Field Staffs from TSAF are actively involved in organising the expedition. Everester Ms. Chetna Sahoo (summit 2016) and Everester Ms. Savita Dhapwal (summit 1993) would also lend their support to the expedition.

Last year TSAF successfully organised women’s expedition to Mt Nag Tibba (10000 ft) in Mussoorie region. Such expeditions are specifically designed for working women keeping various objectives in mind like making them recognise the knowledge, capabilities and skills that they have in different fields, creating a social environment which gives women self-esteem and self-confidence, providing opportunities to realise their full potential, enable women to take decisions about their own lives and makers of their destiny.

Kedarkantha trek is everything a trekker can dream about; pristine mountain lakes, rich flora, exciting mountain trails of Garhwal, awesome campsites, the peaceful ambience of mountain villages and a glimpse into the distinct culture of mountain people making it a wholesome package of fun and adventure.

The expedition programme details as follows:

=March 4-Arrive in Dehradun, report at the guest house by 6:00 PM

= March5- Drive from Dehradun to Sankri & spend the night in the first camp 6400 ft

=March 6- Start the trek from Sankri and reach Juda-Ka-Talab 9000 ft

=March7- Trek from Juda-ka-Talab to Kedarkantha base camp 11250 ft

=March 8 Summit Day! Trek from base camp to Kedarkantha peak & back to base camp 12500 ft summit

=March9- Trek from the base camp to Sankri (first camp) 6000 ft

=March 10- Drive from Sankri to Dehradun; spend the night at the guest house (optional)

= March 11-dispersal from Dehradun

List of Participants:

SL. No. Name of the Member Group Dept/Section
01 Dr. SEELORA SAHU TSL MEDICAL SERVICES
02 POOJA GUPTA TSL GLOBAL WIRES INDIA
03 UPAMA DE TSL PRINCIPAL NURSING COLLEGE
04 ANUPAMA JAISWAL TSL ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT
05 RITU KUMARI TSL RMBB # 2 SINTER PLANT
06 NEHA CHHAPOLIA TSL BUSINESS ANALYSIS, TSK
08 NANDINI LAXMAN MANTRI TSL SALES – INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS & PROJECTS (WEST)
09 RITISHA TSL SPARES MANUFACTURING
10 SWATI SHETH TSL SECRETARIAL AND COMPLIANCE
11 ANITA KUMARI TSL ELECTRICAL
12 DEBLINA ROY TSL MARKETING & SALES
13 Dr. MOUSUMI DAS GHOSH TSL MEDICAL SERVICES
14 PRIYA RANI TSL S & A
15 MANJU JACOB SAIL Bhillai Steel Plant
16 VINITA VERMA SAIL Bhillai Steel Plant
17 JASMINA MAITY SAIL Central Mktg Org – Transport & Shipping SAIL Kol.
18 M M MERINO SAIL Durgapur Steel Plants
19 PREETI DEWANGAN SAIL IISCO Burnpur
20 LOPA THANDAR SAIL IISCO Burnpur
20 Dr. TRIPTI CHANDRA SAIL Bokaro Steel 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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Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA

Tata Steel

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