Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Remebering the Founder

Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata - the man with Midas touch! This is what I prefer to call him. Born on 3rd March, 1839, in Navsari, he was a true patriot who took India towards economic independence.

He was the visionary who realised that India’s real freedom depended upon her self-sufficiency in scientific knowledge, power and steel, and thus devoted the major part of his life, and his fortune to three great enterprises – The Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, the hydro-electric schemes, and the Iron & Steel Works at Jamshedpur.

On 3rd March, Jamshedpur pays homage to this great man. I am posting a few glimpses of the celebrations.

The picture above is the entrance to Jubilee Park. This Park was dedicated to the citizens of Jamshedpur when Tata Steel (Then it was Tata Iron & Steel Comapny pvt. ltd.), completed 50 years. This park was inaugurated by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru.

This image above shows the part of park where the founder's idol is setup.

This picture shows the trees lined up on the either sides of the three fountains. This park resembles the Vrindawan Gardens of Mysore.

This is the children's park. This park has lots of playing facilities for children, open all day long. It also has an inclined pathway meant for skaters!

A small exhibition was setup for the spectators. A few more glimpses from the exhibition follows:
Before I say "BYE", a last look at one of the huge lighted gate: