Jamshedpur 10th Oct 2020: As part of the celebration of 75 years of the country’s independence – christened ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, a Black Cat Car Rally was flagged off from Tata Steel Telephone Exchange Gate, Jamshedpur, on Saturday.
The gate has an iconic structure, the Tata Steel Gateway Structure, that was inaugurated on March 2, 2021, by Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Sons, and N. Chandrasekaran, Chairman Tata Sons.
Speaking on this occasion, Chanakya Choudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel said- “Tata Steel is delighted to host the all-India car rally ‘Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama’ of National Security Guards as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to mark the 75th year of India’s Independence. We are honored to have a team of 47 NSG commandos, including 12 officers, who will drive 15 SUVs as part of this journey. They will be continuing their journey further from the historic clean and green city of Jamshedpur, which has recently completed 100 glorious years.”
The objective of the rally is to celebrate 75 years of Indian Independence, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. The rally will cover 7500 km, 18 major cities of the Golden Quadrilateral.
Events will be organized at various locations, especially at NSG Hub (Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai).
To rekindle the spirit of patriotism and brotherhood, the team will also visit various places associated with the freedom movement and pay tribute to the freedom fighters.
However, the rally was flagged off from the iconic Red Fort by Hon’ble Home Minister Shri Amit Shah on 2nd October and will be flagged off at the National Police Memorial (Delhi) on 30th October 2021.
As part of this visit, 47 NSG commandos, including 12 officers, are driving 15 Tata Harrier SUVs.
The rally is being led by Group Commander Col OS Rathore, SM.
Rally Leader Col OS Rathore, SM, remarked that the city of Jamshedpur acted as a great host, and the historic city built by Tata Steel is an important milestone for them.
He said that Jamshedpur has a rich history, and the team cherished every moment of their stay.
The team also visited the Centre for Excellence and saw the archives of Tata Steel and Jamshedpur to know the rich history and legacy of the Tata Group, Tata Steel, and the steel city of Jamshedpur.