Tata Steel signed an agreement with Hockey India (HI) at a function in Bhubaneswar and made its association with this year's prestigious FIH tournament public.
The agreement was signed by Manikanta Naik, Chief Resident Executive, Tata Steel and HI CEO Elena Norman.
"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 into limelight," said
Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel Limited.
"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 into the limelight that it deserves,” he added.      

HI President Narinder Batra, on his part, welcomed Tata Steel into the hockey family.
"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," he said.
"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. I would like to congratulate and welcome Tata Steel Limited on board," Batra

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