Tata Steel celebrated the 118th birthday of Bharat Ratna JRD Tata on Friday by paying tribute to the legend and organizing a host of activities such as sports, quizzes, plantings, community events and more. at all of its operating sites.
Tribute was paid to JRD Tata at Sonari Airport in Jamshedpur by Ruchi Narendran along with other dignitaries. The celebration was held in a hybrid mode where employees also paid their respects virtually via the company intranet in addition to in-person tributes at various other company locations.
Considering JRD’s lifelong support for sports, employees and cadets of sports facilities run by Tata Steel along with other stakeholders from all sites participated in various sports activities like running, walking, badminton , athletics, archery, football, karate, volleyball, etc.
Tata Steel Sports Department organized a walkathon for the citizens of Jamshedpur at JRD Tata Sports Complex. A total of 248 people attended the event. Additionally, a one-of-a-kind athletics event including an athletics meet for trans employees was held at JRD Tata Sports Complex as a build-up to the main event. A total of 52 trans employees participated in the athletic meet.
Students of Tata Steel Karate Training Center competed in the 2nd Jharkhand State Open Karate Championship on July 27-28 at JRD Tata Sports Complex, Jamshedpur. The Championship organized by Jharkhand State Karate Do Association and supported by Tata Steel Sports Department to mark the occasion saw the participation of 52 cadets from Tata Steel Karate Training Center participated in this Championship.
The Tata Steel Foundation organized an inter-school football tournament for boys under 14 at the Agrico ground, where senior officials from the Tata workers’ union were also present on occasion.
Sitting and drawing, essay writing and painting competitions were held in Sijua in Jharia division attended by a total of 80 youths from the villages. Tata Steel has organized planting campaigns in Kalinganagar, Meramandali and Noamundi. A blood donation camp was also held in a few locations to mark the day. The company has also distributed aids and devices to more than 30 leprosy patients at SPARSH centre, Jamadoba. A multi-specialty health check-up camp was also organized by Tata Steel Hospital, Noamundi at Dudhbila village.
Launched the first commercial flight DIY kit
As an ode to celebrate JRD Tata’s 118th birthday, Indic Inspirations, Pune’s premier art and culture start-up, introduced the First Flight DIY Kit. Reliving the historic journey of Tata Airways’ first flight from Karachi to Bombay, this product is a tribute to JRD Tata and its first flight which created Air India. They also gifted the first of the kits to Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus, Ratan Tata on this occasion. Working on telling stories of institutions of eminence in India through objects that help alleviate historical and inspirational events, Indic Inspirations has built this eco-friendly DIY kit with a blend of craftsmanship and design. pure engineering. This eco-friendly DIY kit is made of birch plywood by the artisans of Mysuru and is built by proud, young designers who saw the model project as a way to express their admiration for JRD Tata’s work with every detail of the aircraft on this flight from Karachi to Bombay is a collector’s item. This model aims to inspire aircraft, aviation, Indian history and the legacy of JRD Tata which can be proudly displayed in your home or office.
Sunil Jalihal, Founder and CEO of Indic Inspirations, said, “It is an honor for us to recreate this piece of history, JRD Tata’s historic first flight for Tata Airlines, and help Indian citizens relive this inspiring event. This eco-friendly DIY kit is made from birch plywood by our craftsmen in Mysuru”.