Friday, February 13, 2009

Tata Sponsors WIM Kiran Manisha Mohanty

Good luck to Mohanty on her quest to earn her WGM title this year. From Orissa Sports News TATA to sponsor Chess player Kiran Manisha Mohanty Friday, February 13, 2009 Report by Orissadiary correspondent, Bhubaneswar: Tata Refractories Limited, the premier refractories company in the country, along with Tata Steel Sports Foundation have announced to sponsor Ms. Kiran Manisha Mohanty, the “1st Woman International Master” in Chess from Orissa in order to help her achieve Woman Grand Master Title. An amount of Rs Five Lakhs has been committed for this purpose. The amount will be utilized by Kiran to attend coaching camps and participate in National / International tournaments during the calendar year 2009. In a function organised at Bhubaneswar on February 09, 2009, the announcement was made by Mr. C.D. Kamath, Managing Director, Tata Refractories Limited. Mr. Kamath handed over a promissory note for Rs. Four Lakh, on behalf of Tata Refractories Limited to Ms Mohanty, which will be spent over the calendar year 2009. On this occasion, Ms Mohanty was also handed over a cheque for Rs. One Lakh by , Mr Rajesh Chintak, Chief Resident Executive and Mr Sanjay Pattnaik, Chief Raw Material Sourcing, Tata Steel on behalf of the Tata Steel Sports Foundation. Dr Tarapada Dash, Vice President (Human Resources), Tata Refractories Limited emphasized on the need of supporting the cause of sports in the state and expressed his confidence that with the financial support extended by the Tatas, Ms Kiran Manisha Mohanty would definitely be able to realize her dream of getting the Woman Grand Master Title during the year 2009. Mr B B Panda AGM & Chief Resident Executive from Tata Refractories Limited proposed the vote of thanks. Kiran, after accepting the sponsorship deed, in presence of her parents and her coach, thanked the house of Tatas and said that she was thrilled to receive this timely support. Her aspirations to scale new heights in Chess have no bounds now. Kiran’s proud mother Mrs Manjubala Mohanty has all praises and good wishes for the House of Tatas. She says that but for this timely help, it would not have been possible on their part to provide the requisite training and exposure needed for Kiran to achieve the coveted “Woman Grand Master” title. Tata Refractories Limited, located at Belpahar in the District of Jharsuguda, Orissa, is celebrating its Golden Jubilee year this year, after successfully completing fifty years of its existence. In the true spirit of the house of Tatas, the company has been relentlessly undertaking various community development and social welfare programmes including promoting sports and games in the district of Jahrsuguda to help the community. Sports, in any form have been a priority for the house of Tatas since its inception. The Group has not only supported thousands of sports talents throughout the country but also has set up the State-of-the Art Sports Academies, such as, Tata Football Academy, Tata Athletic Academy, Tata Archery Academy etc.

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