International Youth Day 2016 celebrated at Tata Steel, Joda

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JODA (Odisha): Tata Steel celebrated International Youth Day 2016 at Joda West Auditorium, Joda on August 12, 2016.  The theme for this year`s International Youth Day was “The road to 2030: Eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable consumption and production”.

On this occasion, Tata Steel Rural Development Society (TSRDS) organized a program to orient local youths about ‘Entrepreneurship Development’, ‘Cyber Crime’ and facilities provided through ‘Jan Seva Kendra’.

Mukesh Ranjan, Chief Joda, Shirish Shekhar, Chief Khondbond Iron Mine, C R Patnaik, State Head, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, Manoranjan Bishi, Sub Inspector, Joda and Satya Narayan Nanda, Head, TSRDS joined as dignitaries on the occasion and inaugurated the program by lighting of lamp.

Mukesh Ranjan advised youths to be hard-working and connect themselves with the process of development and growth of this region. Mr Shirish Shekhar said that the contribution of youths is important to build a progressive society.

On the occasion, ten youths from Joda were felicitated for their commendable work on Dengue sensitization in Joda and nearby areas. More than 200 youths and students from Joda and Youth Resource Centres built under CSR Project RISHTA participated in this program. All the youths present in this program lauded the efforts of Tata Steel to create awareness on various youth related development schemes and developing entrepreneurship among them.

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Established in 1907 as Asia’s first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of nearly 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) as on June 1, 2016. It is now the world’s second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group recorded a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16 and has ~77000 employees (as on March 31, 2016) across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company.

The Group’s vision is to be the world’s steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency.

In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers. In 2013, Tata Steel was awarded CII-ITC Sustainability Prize for its exemplary efforts towards corporate sustainability practices and in 2016, it bagged the TIME India Award for ‘Best-in-Class Manufacturing’.

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