Jamshedpur, Feb 14: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu will release a commemorative stamp marking 100 years of Jamshedpur in a mega event scheduled on February 17 at Tata auditorium. He will also release a coffee table on Jamshedpur. Governor Droupadi Murmu and TV Narendran, CEO & managing director, Tata Steel will be present on the occasion. The one hour long event will kick off at 10:30 am.
Officials of the company said that the event is being organised to mark 100 years of the city. The stamp that has been designed in consultation with postal department depicts the diversity of the city. The senior citizens of the city along representatives from the business houses along with school students will participate in the event. The officials added that the district administration will take over security arrangements of the venue.
“Year 2019 was significant year as on January 2 steel city completed 100 years of getting its name as Jamshedpur. Moreover, the Tata Workers’ Union also celebrated its centenary year,” said the official. He said that the event is being organised to mark the 100 years of the city.
Envisioned by a Parsi, planned by an American, named by a British Viceroy, landscaped by a German Botanist, the story of Jamshedpur is full of romance and valour. Once Sakchi, a village in the princely state of Mayurbhanj, it was rechristened Jamshedpur by Lord Chelmford on January 2, 1919 in honour of the Founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, and Tata Steel’s contribution to the British war effort in World War I. The year 2019 marked 100 years of naming of the city as Jamshedpur.