Tata Steel celebrates Sir Dorabji Tata’s 163rd Anniversary

Mumbai, 27 August 2022

~ Tata Steel’s family throughout the factory and office locations pay tribute to its first Chairman ~

Tata Steel today celebrates Sir Dorabji Tata’s 163th birthday with great excitement at his factories and offices across the country. As part of the celebrations, tribute ceremonies were held at various operational locations including Jamshedpur, Kalinganagar, Meramandali, Joda, Khopoli and Sahibabad. Employees including senior officials of the Company present flowers to Sir Dorabji Tata. Similar honoring ceremonies were held at offices located throughout the country.

Sir Dorabji Tata was the first Chairman of Tata Steel. He instilled the Company with standards in corporate governance that were far ahead of its time. He introduced the first initiatives such as 8 hour work days, maternity leave, savings funds, accident compensation, free medical assistance and many other welfare measures, long before they became a legal obligation.

In Jamshedpur, the day’s celebrations begin with a tribute ceremony in the Sir Dorabji Tata Gardens. Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel, attended the event as Chief Guest. The Guest of Honor on the occasion was Shahnawaz Alam, Vice President of the Tata Workers’ Union. The event was also enlivened by the presence of Dr JJ Irani, Former Managing Director, Tata Steel. The honoring ceremony was attended by senior management of Tata Steel, former senior executives of Tata Steel, members of the Tata Worker’s Union, members of the Citizens’ Advisory Council, and Corporate Leaders of the Tata Steel group companies. A digital tribute was organized for Tata Steel employees to pay tribute to Sir Dorabji Tata. Sessions with guest speakers were held at the JRD Tata Sports Complex for cadets from various sports academies. About 200 cadets took part in the session.

As part of the celebrations, a tribute ceremony was held at Tata Steel’s Kalinganagar factory site where employees including senior officials presented flower arrangements to Sir Dorabji Tata. At the start of the week, an inter-departmental badminton championship was organized for employees as part of the celebration. Employees at Meramandali, Sahibabad and Khopoli also paid tribute to Dorabji Tata. In honor of Sir Dorabji Tata, various sports competitions were held for employees and their family members at the Kalinganagar and Meramandali Company factories in Odisha. On this occasion, sports events such as the Slow Cycle Race and Skipping Competition were held for the families of employees who live in the Meramandali Housing Complex.

In Joda, a tribute ceremony was held at the Sir Dorabji Tata Botanical Garden. To mark the occasion, a planting program was held which planted around 100 fruit tree saplings.

A keen sportsman from his early years, Sir Dorabji Tata was the first President of the Indian Olympic Association and was instrumental in directing India’s entry into the Olympics. To celebrate its love for sports, like every year, the Company held a panel discussion with the theme “A Celebration of Sports” tonight. Savita Punia, Captain of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team and Avinash Sable, Track and Field Athlete, were the keynote speakers and the panel was moderated by Rajiv Seth, Project Director, Odisha Naval Tata Hockey High Performance Center. Sanjiv Paul, Vice President (Safety, Health & Sustainability), Tata Steel, will attend the event as Chief Guest.

Sir Dorabji Tata’s legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Tata Steel applauds this pioneering courage and conviction and will continue to work towards building a stronger and more independent India.

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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