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Tata Steel pays homage to Sir Dorabji Tata on his 162nd birth anniversary

Jamshedpur, August 27, 2021

~ The Rising Son was remembered in Company-wide celebrations today ~

Tata Steel, today, celebrated the 162nd birth anniversary of Sir Dorabji Tata and remembered the pioneering spirit of the visionary who not just dared to dream of building a nation’s future from the ground up but also had the courage and confidence to enable this. Dorabji brought to fruition his father JN Tata’s dream of setting up India’s first integrated steel company TISCO, now Tata Steel, in 1907, with a soul objective of nation building and making India a self-reliant nation.

The day’s celebrations started with an Homage at the Dorabji Tata Park in Jamshedpur followed by a digital exhibition featuring his life, an online quiz, and a photo contest for the employees. Employees paid tributes to the Company’s first Chairman across locations and offices. Various sports activities and competitions were also organised to mark the day and relive the passion Dorabji had for Sports. An online chat session, as part of the initiative ‘A Celebration of Sports – Inspire. Ignite. Imagine.’, with Olympic champions Neeraj Chopra & Lovlina Borgohain was also organised during the day where the icons spoke about their journey and shared their experiences with the audience.

This year, a communication campaign ‘The Rising Son’ was rolled out to celebrate the legacy of Dorabji who exemplified unabated enthusiasm and enterprise to overcome seemingly impossible odds for the benefit of the nation, be it realising India’s Olympic dream, denting foreign monopoly in industry, or helping fight a pandemic.

On the occasion, a cataract camp was also inaugurated at Kothgarh High School in Noamundi. The cataract camp, jointly organised by Tata Steel Foundation and Shankar Nethralaya , Chennai, will conclude on September 4, 2021 and will benefit the people residing in and around Noamundi.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 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 recorded a consolidated turnover of US $21.06 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2021.

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 has been a part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has been consistently ranked amongst top 5 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. Besides being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM and worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Plants, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, featured amongst CII Top 25 innovative Indian Companies in 2020, received rating of ‘A-‘ (leadership band) from CDP for its Climate Change disclosure and Supply Chain disclosure, Steel Sustainability Champion 2020 recognition from worldsteel, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) from CNBC TV-18, and Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting FY20 from ICAI, among several others.

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