Noamundi, Oct. 29: Committed towards community development, the Tata Steel built “Jubilee Park” at Chaibasa was inaugurated today by Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who graced the occasion as chief guest along with Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President (Corporate Services), Tata Steel.
Built at a cost of Rs 10 crore, Tata Steel along with KRG Rainwater Foundation, Chennai has revamped the lake to give it a new face. The project involves beautification and resurrection of the lake by arresting and diverting the various sources of contamination.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said: “Tata Steel has rich legacy in community development in its areas of operation and taking forward this legacy Tata Steel has developed this Jubilee Park to the people of Chaibasa.”
Bhaskaran on similar lines added: “We are very happy that the synergy between the government and Tata Steel has worked out well. Tata Steel has always focused on responsible business practices with community-centric interventions. This is one such initiative which will help in improving the quality of life of people around.”
The lake inside the park also acts as major source of recharge for the surrounding water extraction structures. KRG Rainwater Foundation, Chennai, a reputed expert organization working on water harvesting projects was entrusted to carry out a feasibility study for this project and they have submitted their report with feasible solutions.
Jubilee Park (popularly known as Jayanti Sarovar) is a popular tourist destination, located near District High Court at Chaibasa. The arena has a boundary wall of 1.2 KM having a pathway of 1.3 KM which is illuminated by LED’s throughout at night. The project entailed diversion of grey water from lake to sewage canal by laying underground pipeline with pits around the lake, installation of transformer for power supply and fountains.
The western side of the lake has colourful pathways with toe guards, viewpoints, sitting places, tree guards, gents & ladies toilets, security room cum ticket counter, cross over pathways to cafeteria, drinking water trough, children playing equipment and exercise equipment. There are in total four bathing ghats for ladies, gents, community rituals and for immersion purpose. The special dedicated Children’s corner inside the park is an added attraction for children.
The programme was well attended by the community at large. Present on the occasion were, Vijoy Kumar Singh, Commissioner, Kolhan Region, Arava Rajkamal, IAS, DC, West Singhbhum, Laxman Giluwa, MP, Chaibasa, West Singhbhum, G Kranthi Kumar, SP, Chaibasa, Deepak Birua, MP, Chaibasa, West Singhbhum, Manish Mishra, General Manager, Ore Mines & Quarries Division, Tata Steel, Shailesh Kumar Verma, CRE, Tata Steel, Ranchi, Kulvin Suri, Chief, Corporate Communications, India and South East Asia, Tata Steel and Sourav Roy, Chief, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Tata Steel along with government dignitaries and senior Tata Steel officials.