November 27, 2017

Tata Central Archives organises exhibition on Jamsetji N Tata to inspire young minds

Hyderabad: Embarking on the idea of widening its outreach programme and with the aim of inspiring the youth of today to follow in the footsteps of Jamsetji N Tata, Tata Central Archives (TCA) organised a moving exhibition on the Founder at Delhi Public School (DPS), Khajaguda, Hyderabad.

L to R – Ms Geetha, Principal, DPS, Mr Venkatesan of Tata Advanced Systems, Mr Rajanna, VP and Regional Head, TCS, Vinayak Deshpande, MD, Tata Projects, Rajendra Prasad Narla of Tata Central Archives, PK Ghose, director, Tata Services, TR Doongaji, director, Tata Central Archives and Zubin Mistry, VP, Tata Services

The exhibition was inaugurated by Vinayak K Deshpande, managing director, Tata Projects, along with V Rajanna, vice president and regional head, TCS, and Ms Geetha, principal, DPS, Khajaguda, Hyderabad, at the school premises.  SR Venkatesan of Tata Advanced Systems, PK Ghose, director, Tata Services, TR Doongaji and Rajendraprasad Narla of Tata Central Archives also graced the occasion with their presence.

The inauguration was preceded by a floral tribute to the Founder.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Deshpande said, “One needs to visualise the circumstances in 1868, to truly appreciate Jamsetji’s contribution.  He has immensely shaped India’s growth and its industrialisation, impacting generations.”

Mr Rajanna, Ms Geetha and Mr Deshpande inaugurating the exhibition

Mr Rajanna quoted Jamsetji Tata’s saying, “In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder in business, but is, in fact, the very purpose of its existence.” He also highlighted Jamsetji’s contribution to business and society.

The exhibition is being anchored by DPS school students and about 30 schools are scheduled to visit the same.

This exhibition, which is specifically designed for school and college students, is a medium through which TCA intends to inspire the young generation to follow in the footsteps of Jamsetji Tata, who by his vision, perseverance and love for his country, opened a new chapter in Indian industry. The display area is divided into four sections, which highlight the enterprises started by Jamsetji as well as his work in the field of education, environment and welfare reforms.

Mr Deshpande inspecting the exhibition

This exhibition was previously taken to Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Navsari, Nagpur and Bengaluru.

The exhibition at Hyderabad is presented in a bi-lingual format, i.e., English and Telugu.

It will be held at DPS Khajaguda from November 27 to December 2, 2017.  Entry for school and college groups is through pre-booked timeslots, a few of which have already been reserved.

Opening timings are November 27 to November 30, 2017 – 9.30 am to 2 pm (schools / colleges / general public)