Tata Steel remembers with nationwide events its iconic leader JRD Tata on his 119th birth anniversary
Mumbai: Tata Steel on Saturday celebrated the 119th birth anniversary of the Tata Group's late iconic leader and aviator, Bharat Ratna JRD Tata, with a series of events held at various locations across the company.
Son of Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata and his wife Suzanne Brière, JRD Tata in 1929 became the first licensed pilot in India. Leading the Tata Group, he founded among others the Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Titan Industries, Tata Salt, Voltas and Air India.
In Jamshedpur, a grand Aero Modelling Show took center stage at Gopal Maidan, captivating the audience with an array of 12 model planes. The show provided an interactive and memorable experience for all attendees.
The Sports Department of Tata Steel in Jamshedpur organised a Transgender Athletics Meet for employees at the JRD Tata Sports Complex. Alongside this, the Company organized other sporting events at the JRD Tata Sports Complex, including a walkathon for all citizens.
The Centre for Excellence at Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, also hosted the JRD Tata Inter-School Quiz Competition, emphasizing the promotion of knowledge and learning.
At Tata Steel Kalinganagar, the celebrations were marked with the 7th edition of Tata Steel Kalinganagar Run-a-thon, a plantation drive, and a blood donation drive, symbolizing JRD Tata's dedication to community and environmental welfare.
In West Bokaro, Tata Steel organised a cross-country race. The event saw participation from 300 enthusiastic young athletes and received an overwhelming response.
Additionally, Tata Steel’s Jharia Division organised a women’s football match between the participants of Tata Feeder Center and Santhaldih Women’s Football Club at Digwadih Football Ground, promoting women's participation in sports.
Tata Steel Mining Limited (TSML) also paid tribute to JRD Tata at various operational locations in Odisha and West Bengal.
"JRD Tata, a visionary and recipient of India’s highest civilian award, ‘Bharat Ratna’, understood the value of employees as a vital resource. Embracing his legacy, Tata Steel has incorporated digital technologies to enhance the safety and agility of its workforce, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement," the company said in a release.
JRD Tata's pioneering efforts in the digital era have been instrumental in shaping India's IT industry, positioning the country as a global player in IT services and exports. His contributions have significantly impacted the nation's development, and his vision continues to inspire Tata Steel's journey towards excellence.
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