Steel City illuminates in glory to celebrate birth anniversary of J N Tata

The 177th birth anniversary of JN Tata will be celebrated across the city and companies in style. Several events have been lined for the occasion.

Jusco general manager Dhananjay Mishra on Tuesday informed about the events and venues at a press conference in SNTI.

Mishra said that the celebration will kick off with inauguration of Jubilee Park illumination at 6.30 p.m. on March 2 by Ishaat Hussain, director, Tata Sons.

A special exhibition on JN Tata at Jubilee Park with theme ‘Futuready Nayi Soch … Naye kadam’ will be inaugurated by Jacques Schraven, director, Tata Steel, at 6.45 p.m. on the same day and it will be open to all visitors till March 5, 2016.

Simultaneously, the illumination will also be switched on at other green lungs like Sir Dorabji Park (Northern Town), Bhetia Park (Kadma), Postal Park (Bistupur) and Nildih Park (near Telco) and important arteries and roundabouts at Sakchi, Office Road and Jubilee Road.

Meanwhile, several important roads like Bistupur Main Road, Straight Mile Road, Office Road and Circuit House have been illuminated with LED lights for the Founder’s Day function.

Tata Steel and other Tata Group companies will pay homage to the Founder at his statue near the Works Main Gate on March 3. The Founder’s Day procession in this regard will begin at 7:30 a.m. The event will also include homage to J N Tata by all dignitaries present.

Pageantry consisting of tableaus by Tata Motors, associated companies, social organizations and marching contingents of Rapid Action Force, Jharkhand Armed Police , school children etc to be flagged off by Cyrus P Mistry, Tata Group chairman, at Postal Park, Bistupur, on March 3.

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 12:30 p.m. on March 3, 2016. Thereafter, the prize distribution for the winners will start at 3:30 p.m.

Mishra further informed that special musical laser show at Beldih Lake, which received overwhelming response last year, will be held from March 2 to 5 with each show of 10 minutes duration. On March 2, the only show will be held at 6.30 p.m., while four shows will be held daily at 6.45p.m., 7.45 p.m., 8.45 p.m. and 9.45 p.m. from March 3 to 5.

Floats will be put up for display at Kadma Ganesh Puja Maidan on March 3 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. wherein 15 floats will be selected from inside the Tata Steel works and five floats will be selected from social organizations. Entry will be free into the maidan premises for all.

Mishra said that, distinct striking features at Jubilee park include boulevard-type small fairy lights covering each part of the tree from trunk to the branches, base branch illumination, attractive visual displays all around the park, sculpture corner, scrap art display of marine animals made of wood and steel with illumination near Parsi Colony gate, acrylic shape art including contemporary acrylic abstract shape art display at the J N Tata statue area, sharpy beam comprising moving sharpy beams attraction and special timings for the musical and laser show inside the Jubilee Park (3 shows) will be held at 6.30 pm; 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm.

Jusco general manager further said, vehicular movement inside Jubilee Park has been restricted from March 1 to 5. Vehicular movements at all drop gates in and around the Jubilee Park will be restricted from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm from March 3 to 5 to facilitate movement of pedestrians.

To facilitate visitors with vehicles to enjoy decorative illumination inside Jubilee Park one-way vehicular movement would be allowed from 10.00 pm to 11.00 pm from March 3 to 5. Visitors can enter their vehicles from Jubilee Park CFE entry gate -Tata Steel Dog Kennel road -Tata Steel Zoo gate – Lake road – Amusement Park – Founder’s Statue EXIT from Jubilee Park CFE exit gate, added Mishra.

Founder’s Day was first instituted by Tata Steel on March 3, 1932. It was D N Madan, chief accountant, Tata Iron and Steel Company, who first conceived the idea of observing and celebrating an annual gathering to commemorate the birth anniversary of J.N. Tata.

Founder’s Day provided him with an opportunity of expressing his regard for the memory of the genius to whose faith and adjustment, energy and perseverance, the works, the towns and the environs of Jamshedpur bear enduring witness.

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