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Around 3000 people run in the first edition of Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon

Narendrapur, February 4, 2019: The first edition of the Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon, organised  on 3rd,February,2019 near the main gate of  Tata Steel BSL (formerly Bhushan Steel Limited) plant at Narendrapur in Dhenkanal district in Odisha, was a grand success with participation of around 3000 running enthusiasts from across the state. The 10 km run, only professional run of the region organised by the steel major was flagged off at 0600 hrs which was followed by 5km run at 0645 hrs.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion wereMr Pradipta Mohanty, District Sports Officer, Dhenkanal, Ms Kalpana Dash, first Odia Everest climberShri Pankaj Gautam, CEO, JSPL, Angul, Shri Ramesh Pai, Plant Head, GMR Kamalanga Energy, Dhenkanal,, Mr Y. Pattanaik, Plant Head, Nava Bharat Ventures, Dhenkanal,Mr Akashya Kumar Saxena, ED, Tata Steel BSL, Mr Manikanata Naik, Chief, Corporate Services, Tata Steel BSL, along with noted actors Mr Sabyasachi Mishra and Ms Archita Sahoo and many others from theadjoining industries.

1okm womenAll winner

Organised with an aim to promote fitness, god health and a sportive spirit in the region, therun covered a distance of 10km starting from the plant gate and moving on the service road by the side of the NH-55  and returning by the same route, finally terminating at the origin. This was followed by the 5km run for girls and boys between 12 to 16 years of age.Twenty winners, 5 from each of the categories, were awarded cash prize worth Rs 3 lakh, certificates and trophies.

To ensure the safety and comfort of all runners, Tata Steel BSL organised ambulances and water counters along the route. The local administration and police personnel played a significant role in traffic management. State-of-the-art technology consisting of timing mats and its control units, radio frequency identification (RFID) chips, split timing mats on route, tracking camera, wi-fi network on route as per international standards were used to ensure a world standard conduct of the run-a-thon.



Prize details of Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon -2019 (In Rs. / excluding taxes)

Position 10 Km 5 Km
Men Women Boys Girls
1st 41,000.00 41,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00
2nd 31,000.00 31,000.00 8,000.00 8,000.00
3rd 21,000.00 21,000.00 7,000.00 7,000.00
4th 11,000.00 11,000.00 6,000.00 6,000.00
5th 9,000.00 9,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00




About Tata Steel BSL

Tata Steel BSL Limited (BSL), formerly known as Bhushan Steel Limited ( BSL), isIndia’s fifth largest flat steel producing company with an existing steel production capacity of 5.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2018. It has India’s largest Cold Rolled Steel Plant and is one of the largest suppliers of automotive grade and high carbon special steel in the country.Tata Steel BSL recorded a gross revenue of US $ 2675.79 Million (INR 17,404 crore) in FY18. The organisation is spread across India with an employee base of over 5,600. On May 18, 2018, the then BSL was acquired by Tata Steel Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary Bamnipal Steel Limited.  Tata Steel BSL was felicitated with several awards including  Global Safety Award 2016  by Energy and Environment Foundation for outstanding achievement in implementing Prime Minister of India’s Swachha Bharat Mission, Environment Excellence Award 2016 from Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Kolkata for its exemplary environment performance, Appreciation award for pollution control for 2016 by Odisha State Pollution Control Board, Ispat Suraksha Puraskar 2018 (for the performance year 2016-17) organized by the ‘Joint Committee on Safety, Health & Environment in the Steel Industry’ (JCSSI

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