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Tata Steel announces the 3rd Edition of Jharkhand Literary Meet 2020 at Ranchi

Ranchi, January 29, 2020

~ Sahitya Akademi Awardees, Mridula Garg and Ruskin Bond, to attend the two-day event ~

Tata Steel, today, announced the 3rd edition of the Jharkhand Literary Meet (JLM) 2020 to be held on February 1-2, 2020 at Audrey House, Kanke, Ranchi.  Celebrated Hindi writer & Sahitya Akademi awardee, Mridula Garg, whose work has been widely translated in English, will inaugurate the third edition of JLM. 

Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, said: “Jharkhand has a rich cultural and intellectual heritage with leading personalities who have significantly contributed to Indian literature. The Tata Steel Jharkhand Literary Meet is a signature outreach programme on an intellectual platform that brings leading minds across art and cultural disciplines on one platform to engage with Ranchi’s discerning audience. I am sure this year’s edition will be much appreciated by participants and the audience.

The highlights of the meet include a special session with Ruskin Bond on ‘the joys of writing Rusty’ based on a semi-biographical character created by him. 

Actor-couple Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak will also grace the two-day event and talk about their life journey in films, theater and television at the closing session on the first day.

Dopehri, a dramatic reading by Pankaj Kapur, is scheduled on February 2 at Mayuri Auditorium, CMPDI, Ranchi. 

The Tata Steel Jharkhand Literary Meet (JLM) is a signature community outreach programme on an intellectual platform. The response received at the earlier editions of the meet has been very encouraging. As in earlier years, it is expected that this edition would also see an overwhelming participation from the students and intellectuals.​

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. 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).

A Great Place to Work-Certified 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 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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Tata Steel