New Delhi, 29 October 2014: At a function held at Bhubaneswar, Tata Steel Limited signed an agreement with Hockey India, thereby announcing its Associate Sponsorship for the upcoming Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 which is scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar, India from 6th December till 14th December 2014 where some of the finest men’s international teams will be participating. The agreement was signed by Mr Manikanta Naik, Chief Resident Executive, Tata Steel and Ms Elena Norman, Chief Executive Officer of Hockey India.
On the announcement, Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel Limited has said, “The spirit of adventure and sports is entrenched in the core philosophy of Tata Steel for which the company has been at the fore front of promoting various sports in the country, which has given rich dividends in terms of bringing talents to the national and international level limelight. It is a moment of great pride to be associated with our national game through this sponsorship, which offers an avenue for our local talents to connect with the international hockey stars. Hockey India is doing an impressive job of bringing back Indian hockey the limelight that it deserves. We are looking forward to the tournament and a new journey.”
According to Hockey India President Dr. Narinder Batra, “This is a great moment to have Tata Steel Limited on board as an Associate Sponsor of the prominent hockey tournament. Tata Steel Limited, which is well-known for promoting various sports at the ground-level, will prove to be a great motivation factor for the organisers. This development also shows the advancement of Indian hockey where reputed corporate and sports promoters are coming together to take the sport to a new level altogether. Tata Steel Limited are deep rooted in this region and their association with hockey will inspire the people and especially the young generation towards the sport. We are looking forward to the association with Tata Steel Limited and we together shall strive to take hockey to every corner of the region. I would like to congratulate and welcome Tata Steel Limited on board.”