Tata Steel's initiatives in the field of education have a far-reaching effect on the socio-economic development of the communities around its operational areas.
TQMS initiative in city schools
Tata Quality Management Services (TQMS) has set out to foster quality education among students in line with Tata Steel's Educational Excellence Programme. One of the major initiatives introduced by TQMS is 'Education Quality Improvement Project' (EQUIP), whereby the schools try to identify and resolve improvement opportunities as a team.
Grow Smart with Tata Steel
This project is aimed at encouraging learning and self-development in students from remote areas of India. It also focuses on spreading knowledge through vocational training for adults.
Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS)
Tata Steel, in collaboration with the Pathani Samanta Planetarium organises the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) for the school students to boost their interest in science and astronomy. Students from more than 500 schools across Odisha participate in the programme, which stretches over a period of five months. Top-20 budding talents are selected for a visit to prominent science institutions like the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore.
Initiatives of Change
Tata Steel has been supporting youth leadership training under Moral Re-armament (MRA), now known as 'Initiatives of Change', and has reached out to over 3,500 youth in the last four years. Moral Re-armament is a worldwide network of women and men who have taken the onus on themselves to bring the changes they want to see in their regions. As a part of this initiative, a function was organised for the unveiling of the book, 'On the Road to Initiatives of Change' at the Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute, Jamshedpur on June 16, 2015.
The book, authored by Ms. Deepa Adhikari, features the inspirational stories of 35 youth who recognised their inner potential through the 'Initiatives of Change' programme and brought a positive influence in the regions of Jharkhand and Odisha. The event provided a platform for some of the youth mentioned in the book to share their life changing journeys.
The book was unveiled by Mr. T.V. Narendran, Managing Director, Tata Steel India & South East Asia, Chief Guest on the occasion. The function was also attended by Tata Steel's Senior Management, including Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel and Mr. Biren Bhuta, Chief, CSR Tata Steel. Elected representatives of the Government, Mr. Lakshman Tudu, MLA Ghatshila and Mr. Kunal Sadangi, MLA Bahragoda also graced the event.