The Social Welfare Scheme was formed in 1916 with the purpose
of providing assistance to the surrounding areas in the field
of education, vocational training, cultural programmes, self-employment
and family welfare. The Joint Committee for Adivasi Affairs
and the Tata Steel Rural Development Society jointly supported
this multi-million project.
Hence, the story that began in a zest of adventure expanded
into an ever-evolving saga of continuous adventure and excitement.
Having started out the hard way, at a time when India had
no industrial base, self-reliance has become a way of life
with Tatas. The humane dialogue initiated by Jamsetji Tata
fostered an attitude of mutual trust and concern, which characterizes
Tata relationships even today.
The story of Tata’s achievements is a collective effort
of people who sank differences of caste, creed, race and status
to strive for a common goal- excellence. They offered their
best as an expression of a sense of belonging, a sense of
commitment to the family of which they were a part- the Tatas.