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Tata Chemicals organises Marathon Day in Mithapur

Promotes healthy lifestyle & fitness in the Saurashtra region

Mithapur, 29th December, 2019: Tata Chemicals today, organised 24th Half Marathon at Mithapur as a part of their annual initiative to promote physical fitness and sport as a culture in the Saurashtra region. The half marathon (21.3 Kms) organised for men and 7 Kms non-competitive race for women witnessed an enthralling participation of over 1000 people from Mithapur and surrounding villages. The first 91 runners that completed half marathon were awarded prizes and certificates by the company.

Commenting on the success of Marathon Day Mr. N. Kamath, VP- Manufacturing, Tata Chemicals Ltd., Mithapur said, “I am pleased to see the people of Mithapur and nearby villages proactively participating in this Half Marathon. Tata Chemicals has been organising this event since the last two decades and participation has almost doubled since the inception of this event. It is exciting for us to witness women participation in great numbers in the non-competitive race and this is a great example of diversity being showcased through this activity undertaken by the company. This event is not merely a competition but, a method for us to encourage the locals to take up physical fitness as a part of their daily lifestyle. We, at Tata Chemicals take pride in positively contributing to better lives of the communities living in and around us. I take this opportunity to thank and congratulate everybody who came forward to make this a wonderful and memorable event.”

Introduced in 1995, this marathon is organised by Tata Chemicals annually for the locals in the memory of former plant head, Late Shri Prabhakar who worked with Tata Chemicals for over 25 years and was fond of sports & fitness. To continue his legacy and endorse sports as a culture, this marathon has encouraged locals to adapt fitness in their daily lives.

Tata Chemicals understands the significance of leading a healthy lifestyle and, in its effort to promote health & fitness and contribution to the society in a positive way – annual implementation of this initiative have started to show results eventually. People have become more fitness conscious and are imbibing a healthy way of living. This year’s marathon participation has grown two folds and is an acknowledgment of the company’s successful initiative.

About Tata Chemicals Ltd:

A part of the over US$ 110 billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited, is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on Basic Chemistry Products, Consumer and Specialty products. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business. Through its Consumer products portfolio the company has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians. Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodised salt segment. Extending its portfolio from salt to other food essentials, TCL unveiled India’s first national brand of pulses, followed by a range of spices and nutrimixes. Tata Chemicals has been rated as one of the top 10% in Business and Consumer brands across all industry and consumer brand categories in India by Superbrands™. The company’s Basic Chemistry product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products. Tata Chemicals currently is the world’s third largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. With its Farming Essentials portfolio the company through its subsidiary Rallis, has a strong position in the crop protection business. The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre is home to world class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of food sciences, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

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