Tata Steel pays homage to its Founder on the 185th Birth Anniversary

~The theme of this year’s Founder’s Day is “Technology for people & planet”~

Bengaluru March 4, 2024: Tata Steel today paid homage to its Founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, also regarded as the legendary ‘Father of Indian Industry’ on his 185th Birth Anniversary. Celebrated as Founder’s Day, the flagship event happens every year at Jamshedpur on March 3 to pay tributes to the founder’s vision of an industrial future with community welfare at its core. The theme of this year’s celebrations is “Technology for people & planet”.

The event in Jamshedpur today was graced by N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons and T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel. Other senior company officials, as well as Union members, were also present during the occasion. The event started with paying homage to the Founder at the Works Main Gate by the Chairman, CEO & MD, Union officials, Group company officials, company employees and citizens of Jamshedpur.

In his address to the citizens of Jamshedpur at Bistupur Postal Park, Chandrasekaran said, “Our founder, Jamsetji Tata, envisioned a future where the industry would be a force for positive change, and it is with great pride that we continue to uphold his legacy. On this occasion, we reaffirm our commitment to the principles of integrity, innovation, and social responsibility that have guided us since our inception. We will continue to work together with the community to build a brighter, more prosperous future for Jamshedpur and its residents.”

After homage at the postal park, the Chairman met the Union officials at the Tata Workers’ Union. Furthermore, the exhibition at Steelennium Hall inside Jamshedpur Works was inaugurated by him. Various departments presented their technology-led initiatives aligned with the theme.

On March 2 evening, the Chairman inaugurated the illumination at the Founder’s Statue in Jubilee Park. Besides, various projects were inaugurated by CEO & MD T V Narendran which included a Geological Centre named after pioneering geologist P N Bose, i-MEC (Integrated Maintenance Excellence Centre) and i-CPROC (Integrated Coke Plant Remote Operations Centre) at Tata Steel Jamshedpur Works. The 14th Technical Exhibition, TechEx-2024, was also inaugurated by Narendran at the Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute (SNTI) on March 2.

i-MEC and i-CPROC are two new chapters added to the existing iROC (Integrated Remote Operation Centre) consisting of an integrated remote agglomerates centre and an integrated remote mining supervision centre. i-MEC is the centralized command centre for data-driven maintenance decision-making across various locations. It will enable Expert Advisory to Shop floor for Plant Maintenance, Easy deployment of a model in a central data lake, and Standardized Maintenance Process resulting in synergistic asset Management & increased asset lifespan.

The Founder’s Day celebrations were also organised at other locations and offices of Tata Steel across the country including Kalinganagar, Meramandali and Raw Materials locations in Jharkhand and Odisha.

Tata Steel Sports Division organised various sporting activities on March 2 and 3 at JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur.

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