Tata’s commitment to sports in India
Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata envisaged not only Asia's first fully integrated Steel Plant but also
the model township of Jamshedpur. He advised his son, Sir Dorab Tata, to earmark "areas for
Football, Hockey and Parks…."
Tata Steel's commitment to sports, in fact, preceded the building of the township. The
aforesaid letter was written in 1902 and the site for Jamshedpur selected in 1907. J. R. D.
Tata gave fruition to J. N. Tata's vision, inculcating sports as an integral part of Tata
Steel's corporate philosophy.