Tata Steel Becomes Official Partner of FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela

Bhubaneswar, December 14, 2022

~FIH Men’s World Cup 2023 will take place from 13 – 29 January 2023~

Tata Steel Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hockey India on 13 December 2022 to become the Official Partner of FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela.

The FIH Men’s World Cup is the pinnacle of the men’s hockey tournament. The 15th edition of this esteemed event will take place in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from 13 January to 29 January 2023.

Speaking on that occasion, Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steelsaid: “A committed and long term patron of sport in India, Tata Steel is proud to be associated with the Men’s Hockey World Cup once again. The state of Odisha has been recognized as a National sports hub, and Tata Steel is honored to be a part of that journey. We wish the best for this tournament and hope it will encourage more young people to get into this sport in the future.”

“We are delighted to welcome Tata Steel into our family as the Official Partner for the 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup Odisha Bhubaneswar – Rourkela. Tata Steel has made an outstanding contribution in promoting Indian hockey, elevating the sport to new heights and making the world a better place. Even bigger cup. We look forward to a fruitful association.” said President of Hockey India Dilip Tirkey for this cooperation.

FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela will be the fourth time India has hosted the prestigious tournament after hosting in 1982 in Bombay, 2010 in New Delhi and 2018 in Odisha. A total of 16 countries will take part in the tournament.

Tata Steel has contributed to strengthening India’s national sport through its various high-performance residential hockey training facilities, international coaches, nutritionists, and mental and physical coaches.

This journey begins with Tata Naval Hockey Academy which was set up in 2017 as a state-of-the-art facility to enable budding field hockey talent at the grassroots level in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Currently, there are around 65+ grassroots program centers with 3000+ cadets run by Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives in interior 3 districts of Jharkhand. In addition, 9 centers run by Tata Steel Foundation in other districts interior of the State with 300+ cadets. Talented cadets from these grassroots centers are promoted to Regional Development Centers, where they are given advanced training along with greater field and competition exposure at the state level. After a certain age, these cadets have the opportunity to join Naval Hockey Academy- Jamshedpur and Odisha Naval Hockey High Performance Center, where they also train for selection tryouts of India’s renowned Hockey academy and Sports Authority Center of India.

Furthermore, The Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High-Performance Center (HPC), an initiative of the Department of Sports, Government of Odisha, in partnership with Tata Steel & Tata Trusts was inaugurated in 2019. HPC has grown rapidly over the years and is rooted in 14 centers spread across 6 State district. Around 2200 young trainees are trained in these centers by 30 experienced trainers. Testimony to HPC’s hockey endeavors & its grassroots program in Odisha comes from the selection of 6 cadets in India National Junior women’s camp in last 12 months. Additionally, four girls have made their international debuts for the country in the women’s junior category.

‘Sport is a way of life’ at Tata Steel, and the Company has been one of the leading corporate promoters of sports in India, and has built academies for sports such as football, archery, track and field, hockey and rock climbing. The company is committed to developing a sports culture among youth and enabling the country to compete at the highest international level.

About Tata Steel

The Tata Steel Group is one of the top global steel companies with an annual raw steel capacity of 34 million tons per year. It is one of the most geographically diversified steel producers in the world, with operations and commercial presence worldwide. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US$32.83 billion in the financial year ending 31 March 2022.

A Great Place To Work CertifiedTM organization, Tata Steel Limited, together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of more than 65,000. Tata Steel has been part of the DJSI Emerging Markets Index since 2012 and has consistently been among the top 10 steel companies in the DJSI Corporate Sustainability Assessment since 2016. In addition to being a member of ResponsibleSteelTM, Worldsteel Climate Action Program and World Economic Forum Global Parity Alliance, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognition including World Economic Forum Global Beacon recognition for Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar and IJmuiden Mills, and Prime Minister’s Cup for best performing integrated steel mill for 2016- 17. The company, which is ranked as the most valuable Metals & Mining brand in India by Brand Finance, is among CII Top 25 innovative Indian Companies in 2021 and top 10 sustainable organizations of India Hurun Research Institute in 2021 Capri Global Capital Hurun India Impact 50 , received Steel Sustainability Champion recognition from worldsteel for five consecutive years, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2021 from Ethisphere Institute, RIMS India ERM Award of Distinction 2021, Masters of Risk – Metals & Mining Sector award at The India Risk Management Awards during six years in a row, and the FY20 Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting from ICAI, among others.

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Sarvesh Kumar

Head, Corporate Communications

Tata steel

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