Joda: Commemorating International Women’s Day, Tata Steel’s OMQ Division saluted the spirit of its female work force through a series of activities that concluded with two mega events at Khondbond and Joda on March 8, 2020.
The celebrations started with a mega function held at Khondbond village in which Padma Shri Tulsi Munda graced the occasion as chief guest along with Ms Sagarika Hara, Sub-Inspector, Bamebaari Police Station and Ms MIta Munda, Sarpanch, Jalahari panchayat.
Around 600 women including women from six nearby villages, Aanganwadi members, members of various Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and employees of Tata Steel attended the event. The event included on-the-spot competitions, cultural programmes by the participants and enthralling tribal performance by a group of artists from Ranchi that kept the audience spell bound.
On this occasion, Tata Steel also felicitated members of a few local SHGs who have excelled in their respective fields and have become role models in the region.
Addressing the audience, Padma Shri Tulsi Munda said, “Women should come forward and work hard to get their rightful place in the society.”
Later in the day a similar mega event was organized at Joda West Auditorium, Joda that was attended by more than 200 women including women from nearby community, Aanganwadi members, members of various Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and employees of Tata Steel.
Ms Vinita Singh, Vice-President, Spandan Mahila Samiti graced the occasion as chief guest along with Ms Mridula Mohanty, Principal, Women’s College, Joda, Ms Sabita Khatei, Professor (Economics), Women’s College, Joda, Ms Debjani Pattanaik, Head Consultant, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda, Ms Rekha Gogoi Chetia, Matron, Tata Steel Hospital, Joda and Mr Rajesh Kumar, Chief Joda, Tata Steel.
The celebrations at Auditorium included many fun-filled competitions for the participants along with cultural performances. The winners of the competitions were awarded during the ceremony.