The founder’s day celebrations in the city would be a gala show this year.

Steel City all set to pay homage to founder J N Tata

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Jamshedpur :The founder’s day celebrations in the city would be a gala show this year. Tata Steel along with the citizens of the city will celebrate the 175th birth anniversary of its founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, on March 3.

The steel major has got the town of Jamshedpur decorated, with an exhibition to mark the celebrations at the Jubilee Park. “ Jubilee Park would be lit up and special lighting arrangements have been made as the day is such a special one,” said Sunil Bhaskaran, deputy vice president, corporate services,Tata Steel.

Addressing the media Bhaskaran went on to inform that Cyrus P Mistry, chairman, Tata Sons, will participate in the festivities. The illumination at the Founder’s Statue in Jubilee Park will be switched at 7:00 pm on March 2. It will be open for public viewing.

The illumination will be followed by a special exhibition on founder and Tata Steel. It has been put up adjacent to Nicco Jubilee Park. The theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘Realising Dreams’. It will be inaugurated by Cyrus Mistry, Chairman, Tata Sons, at Jubilee Park at 7:15 p.m. The exhibition will be open to all visitors from March 3 to March 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The entry of vehicles into Jubilee Park would be restricted and redirected from 2.00 pm to- 10.00 pm on March 2, 2012. From March 3 to 6 entry of vehicles into Jubilee Park would be restricted from 3.00 pm to 10.00 pm.

The deputy vice president said that Tata Steel and other Tata Group companies will pay homage to the founder at his statue near the works main gate. The founder’s day procession in this regard will begin at 7:00 a.m. The event will also include homage to J N Tata by all dignitaries present.

With the support of the citizens of Jamshedpur and the Local Administration, a spectacular pageantry will be organised. This will be flagged off by chairman, Tata Sons, in front of the founder’s statue near general post office, Bistupur. The pageantry will include tableaus from associate companies, social organisations, JAP and RAF. Approximatelty 2000 participants will take part in the pageantry.

A befitting sporting tribute to the founder, the founder’s day sports, involving participation from various Tata Group companies and others will begin at Gopal Maidan at 01:15 pm on March 3.

Like last year, this year as well, there will be three displays of the Laser show and Musical Fountain from March 2, 2012 to March 6 on usual charges. Show timings are as follows – 1st Show – 7.00 pm, 2nd Show – 8:00 pm and 3rd Show – 9:00 pm.

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