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'Samvaad'- A Tribal Conclave inaugurated by Tata Steel
Jamshedpur, 11/15/2014

  • A 4-day Conclave, first of its kind festival to showcase tribal heritage and culture inaugurated by Tata Steel in Jamshedpur
  • A conglomeration of 2000 plus tribal artists, thought leaders, eminent personalities and activists will celebrate the momentous occasion
  • The festival marks the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda, the flag bearer for Indian tribal heritage


Tata Steel, since inception, has endeavored for  the welfare and growth of tribal communities in and around its areas of  operation. In continuation with its commitment towards the indigenous society,  Tata Steel today inaugurated ‘Samvaad’, a 4-day conclave for tribal population  in Jamshedpur. The momentous occasion also marks the birth anniversary of Birsa  Munda, the iconic tribal freedom fighter of India and formation of Jharkhand  state. The tribal meet is being organised by Tata Steel’s Tribal Cultural  Society, the arm which works extensively for the tribal welfare and  preservation and promotion of tribal heritage and tribal culture.


Mr T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel, India and SEA,  inaugurated the tribal conclave. Speaking on the occasion he said, “The partnership of our 100 plus years with  the local and indigenous community has contributed to the growth of our steel  plant, a beautiful society and above all sustainable communities. He also  added, “Corporate Social Responsibility  has now been made mandatory by the Government but at Tata Steel we have always  believed in giving back to the society. Samvaad is a platform for tribal  communities to come together, share collective wisdom under one roof so as to  stimulate valuable exchange of knowledge and ideas”.


Also present during the occasion was Mr Anand Sen,  President, TQM and Steel Business, Tata Steel and Mr Biren Bhuta, Chief, CSR,  Tata Steel who welcomed the various tribes and wished the best for the  conclave.


The 4-day conclave will witness a conglomeration of  1500 plus tribal artists, thought leaders, eminent personalities and activists  from  more than 40 different tribes, from 19 states across the country - Andaman  & Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat,  Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,  Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Tripura.  This  event will feature panel discussions (Tribal livelihoods, Particularly  Vulnerable Tribal Groups, Tribal medicinal systems, Tribal perspective on development,  Tribal languages and literature, Tribals and protection of natural habitats and  a Round table with tribal women), cultural performances from around the  country, film screenings, textiles and handicrafts.


Highlights of  Day 1 of the Tribal Conclave:


Akhra - 5.00 pm

  • Obeisance  to Birsa Munda by the Birsayat people
  • Prayer  in Ho by Ho teachers  
  • Prayer  in Santhali by Durga Prasad Murmu
  • Welcome  Address by Mr Biren Bhuta , Chief, CSR, Tata Steel
  • Talk  on Birsa Munda by Fr Alex Ekka, Director, XISS, Ranchi
  • Address  by T V Narendran, MD, Tata Steel
  • 101  Nagaras (Jharkhand and Odisha)
  • Bison  Horn Madia dance (Chhattisgarh)
  • Dance  by Changpas from Ladakh (Jammu & Kashmir)
  • Dance  by the Paniyan tribe (Kerala)
  • Bagarumba  dance (Assam)


Haat - 5.00 pm to 9.30 pm

  • Handicrafts exhibition


About Tata Steel


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 over 28 million tonnes per annum  (MnTPA). 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, with a turnover of US$ 24.81 billion in FY 14,  has over 80,000 employees 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


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