CSR : 6000 people run for biodiversity in 2nd Tata Steel Noamundi Run-a-thon 2018

Participants from across India run for biodiversity in the second edition of Tata Steel Noamundi Run-a-thon 2018 Biodiversity Run at Noamundi Tata Steel

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NOAMUNDI (Jharkhand): Tata Steel today organised the second edition of Noamundi run-a-thon at Sports Complex, Noamundi. This year, the run-a-thon drew its theme from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The run-a-thon on the theme Run for Biodiversity witnessed 6209 registrations. Runners from Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar participated in the event. The Run-a-thon was held in 10 KM and 7 KM categories for men and women, 5 KM run for boys and girls under the age of 16 years from schools and colleges and 2 KM run for persons with disability (PWD).

The event was inaugurated jointly by Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President (Raw Materials), Tata Steel, Arun Misra, Chairman, Tata Steel Special Economic Zone & Vice President, Gopalpur Project, Tata Steel, Manish Mishra, General Manager (Ore Mines & Quarries Division), Tata Steel, Kulvin Suri, Chief, Corporate Communications, India & SEA, Tata Steel and Poonam Chaudhary.

Speaking on the occasion, Chanakya Chaudhary said, “It is overwhelming to see the enthusiasm and such a huge participation in the second edition of Noamundi run-a-thon. Tata Steel believes sports is a way of life and I am happy that this event has established a strong connect with the community. The theme of this edition of the run-a-thon is in line with the sustainability goals set by UNDP and signifies our commitment towards biodiversity and sustainability.”

Manish Mishra said, “It is heartening to see that the community around Noamundi and its peripheral villages to have accepted Noamundi run-a-thon as their own event and turn out in large numbers to run for the cause of biodiversity. It has also given an opportunity to the young running talent of this region to compete with best in the field. The enthusiastic support we have received from the people of this region is very encouraging and I would like to thank everyone who has supported and contributed whole heartedly in making this sporting event a great success.”

The winner of 10 KM (Men) finished the race in 31.25 minutes whereas the winner of 10 KM (Women) finished the race in 37.17 minutes. The winner of 7 KM (Men) finished the race in 22.29 minutes whereas the winner of 7 KM (Women) finished the race in 27.11 minutes. The winner of 5 KM (Boys) finished the race in 17.28 minutes whereas the winner of 5 KM (Girls) finished the race in 21.23 minutes. A separate award for the Persons with Disability category was also distributed to all the runners in this category.

Reflecting its commitment and vision for tomorrow, Tata Steel’s Noamundi run-a-thon made an effort to not only showcase different forms of biodiversity along the running route but also sensitise the employees, local communities and other stakeholders at large on the concept of sustainability.

Noamundi is well-known for its scenic beauty and Tata Steel has actively contributed in restoring the beauty of the area. The Noamundi Iron Mine has taken several initiatives in the past to foster biodiversity in the region. This is yet another initiative of Noamundi Iron Mine to link sports with biodiversity.

Among others present on the occasion were Gopi Oraon, Circle Officer, Noamundi, H Ravi, SDPO, Kiriburu, Nitin Kumar Singh, IIC, Noamundi, Dharmendra Upadhyay, Vice Chairman, Sports Advisory Committee, Tata Steel, and Bagicha Singh, Arjuna awardee. Huge crowds comprising local residents, people from the peripheral villages of Noamundi and Joda, Tata Steel employees, their families and students from various schools & institutions lined up along the running track to cheer the runners.

DETAILS OF WINNERS IN DIFFERENT CATEGORIES

10 KM Run (Men)

Serial No. Position Prize Money Name & Location Time (mm: sec)
1 1st Rs. 51000 Ranjeet Patel 31.25
2 2nd Rs. 41000 Narendra Pratap 31.35
3 3rd Rs. 31000 Pradeep Kumar 32.13
4 4th Rs. 21000 Arjun Tudu 32.17
5 5th Rs. 11000 Ashok Dandasena 32.51

10 KM Run (Women)

Serial No. Position Prize Money Name & Location Time (mm: sec)
1 1st Rs. 51000 Dimple Singh 37.17
2 2nd Rs. 41000 Shyamali Singh 38.33
3 3rd Rs. 31000 Puja Mondal 39.01
4 4th Rs. 21000 Aarti Deshmukh 40.24
5 5th Rs. 11000                 Shipra Sarkar 41.58

 

7 KM Run (Men)

Serial No. Position Prize Money Name & Location Time (mm: sec)
1 1st Rs. 25000 Ray Baskey 22.29
2 2nd Rs. 20000 Rajendra Nath 22.42
3 3rd Rs. 15000 Rahul Kumar Rajbhar 23.34
4 4th Rs. 10000 Kanderam Banra 23.47
5 5th Rs. 7500 Himanshu Kumar 24.02

 

7 KM Run (Women)

Serial No. Position Prize Money Name & Location Time ( mm: sec)
1 1st Rs. 25000 Samsadara Begum 27.11
2 2nd Rs. 20000 Bijay Laxmi 27.46
3 3rd Rs. 15000 Basanti 27.55
4 4th Rs. 10000 Sanghamitra Mahanta 28.21
5 5th Rs. 7500 Shabina Khatun 28.52

 

5 KM Run (Boys)

Serial No. Position Prize Money Name & Location Time (mm: sec)
1 1st Rs. 10000 Tribhuwan Hembram 17.28
2 2nd Rs. 8000 Chiranjeet Purty 17.35
3 3rd Rs. 7000 Gopal Ram 17.40
4 4th Rs. 6000 Fagu Hansdah 18.14
5 5th Rs. 5000 Bheem Soren 18.23

 

5 KM Run (Girls)

Serial No. Position Prize Money Name & Location Time (mm: sec)
1 1st Rs. 10000 Itishree Mohanta 21.23
2 2nd Rs. 8000 Shahnaz Parween 22.31
3 3rd Rs. 7000 Vivishan Gope 22.56
4 4th Rs. 6000 Geeta Kumari 23.38
5 5th Rs. 5000 Sneha Kumari Ram 24.02

 

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