Jamshedpur: Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India, released the commemorative postal stamp, coffee table book at Tata Auditorium -XLRI today. He was the Chief Guest of the Commemorative Function of 100 Years of Jamshedpur and was accompanied by Smt Droupadi Murmu, Hon’ble Governor of Jharkhand; Shri Champai Soren, Hon’ble Minister of Welfare, Government of Jharkhand and Shri Anil Kumar, Chief Post Master General, Jharkhand.
Addressing the gathering at Tata Auditorium – XLRI, the Hon’ble Vice President of India applauded the Tata group for its ethical approach to business and commended Tata Steel for its contribution towards improving the quality of life of the community for over 100 years. He described Jamshedpur as India’s first planned industrial city that had earned the distinction of becoming the country’s role model for sustainable urban and industrial development.
He dwelt at length on the priorities of the government and outlined the investment opportunities that can contribute to the economic growth of the country. He said that the development of a sustainable strategy is increasingly becoming an imperative for companies’ survival and longevity and Jamshedpur is a glowing example of sustainable development.
In her address, Smt Droupadi Murmu, Hon’ble Governor of Jharkhand said that over the last 100 years, Jamshedpur had transformed itself to become the most populous and economically-prosperous city of Jharkhand. She stressed upon the imperatives to preserve and protect the State’s rich tribal culture and heritage. “Tribal folk and dance forms such as Jhumar, Chhau, Mundari and Santhali must not just be preserved but also nurtured. Focus should also be laid on the preservation of tribal languages, practices and social ethos,” she said.
Mr T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director of Tata Steel, recalled that, in the year 1919, the then Governor General of India, Lord Chelmsford, had rechristened Sakchi as Jamshedpur in honour of its Founder, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. He thanked the Government of India for releasing a commemorative postal stamp to mark the centenary of the naming of the city.
Earlier in the day, Hon’ble Vice President of India visited the Centre for Excellence (CFE), where he and Hon’ble Governor of Jharkhand planted banyan tree saplings. They were facilitated through a walkthrough exhibition on the 100-year journey of Tata Worker’s Union (TWU) by Mr R Ravi Prasad,President TWU. Committee Members of TWU were also present on the occasion and introduced to the Hon’ble Vice president of India. TWU is the first union in the country to complete 100 years having been built on the fundamental principle and spirit of “working together”.
Hon’ble Vice President of India and Hon’ble Governor of Jharkhand were also shown the Tata Steel Archives at CFE where the Tata Steel story was shared with them. Tata Steel Archives is the first Business Archives in the country.
Among those present at CFE from Tata Steel were Mr Suresh Dutt Tripathi, Vice President (Human Resource Management), Mr Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President (Corporate Services) and other officers from the leadership team of Corporate Services.