Tata Power organises Swimming Competition to raise awareness about the Mighty Mahseer

Mumbai, 30th January, 2018: Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, has been relentlessly working towards preserving the biodiversity and conserving the Mighty Mahseer through its ‘Act for Mahseer’ movement. In line with this spirit of conservation, and to raise awareness around the co-relation between the Mahseer’s survival and clean water, Tata Power organised a swimming competition titled ‘Swim for Mahseer’ for Club Enerji students at its Olympic-size pool at Chembur, Mumbai.
Recognising the immense value that school children can bring to the Act for Mahseer movement, Tata Power organised the swimming competition to effectively propagate the message of interdependence of various environmental elements. The event was graced by the presence of Mr. Taranath Narayan Shenoy, an honoree of the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri.
About 120 Club Enerji students between the age group of 10 to 12 years representing 16 schools across Mumbai participated in the competition. Held at Tata Power Trombay’s 8 lane Olympic standard swimming pool, the participants were divided into 4 categories- 50 M Freestyle for Girls and Boys respectively, and 4x50 M Freestyle Relay for Girls and Boys respectively.
Commenting on this initiative Mr. Anil Sardana, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power, said, “Tata Power, has always been proactive in its approach towards preserving and conserving biodiversity. Through the ‘Act for Mahseer’ movement, we are trying to get as many people enrolled in collaborating with us to save an endangered species of Mahseer fish. Since children are the future of our nation and, I believe, educating and sensitising one child is equivalent to sensitising four adult. We believe they will carry our messaging of ‘Save Mahseer’ widely. We would like to thank each and every student for participating in the ‘Swim for Mahseer’ competition and congratulate the winners on a great performance. As always, we will continue to undertake similar initiatives in the future to encourage and educate children on biodiversity conservation through engaging programs.”
Soham Athalye, Yashodham High School; Prithvi Poojary, St. Xavier’s High School; and Sarthak Raut, Dav High School were crowned as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winner of the boys 50 M freestyle.  Neermita Bhattacharya, Queen Mary High School, Khyati Gholap, Yashodham High School, and Bhargavi Narkar, Queen Mary High School were crowned as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winner of the girls 50 M freestyle. In the 4x50 M freestyle relay for girls, Queen Mary High School, Nalanda Public High School, and Lokmanya Tilak High School were crowned as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rdwinners. While, DAV Public High School, Lokmanya Tilak High School, and Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania High School were crowned as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners of the boys 4x50 freestyle relay.

The survival of the magnificent Mahseer- one of the 20 mega fishes of the world- is important for, with its success, we will have taken one more step towards preserving our eco-system. Tata Power has taken up the conservancy programme of the Mahseer in the right earnest and has trained about 300 Fishery Scientists till date to further continue conservation efforts. With its ‘Act for Mahseer! Pledge’, the Company gives citizens an opportunity to join the national conservation movement and making a difference through their individual efforts by signing up here.
About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of 10649 MW and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India with a clean energy portfolio of 3310 MW. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the leading coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk ("BSSR"); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitize coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro which has become operational in 2016; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come”. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com

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