Friends, it's not often that a company or an enterprise gets to celebrate its hundredth year of existence.

And therefore in the case of Tata Steel, it marks a memorable period in the history of the company, and registers the fact that this company has grown and prospered with the development of India, and the development of the steel industry over the years.

Its contribution to the country since Independence is without question, and what is more important is that the company has held together, in harmony with its employees, throughout this period of time.

My congratulations therefore go out today to all the company's employees, every single one of them, wherever they are, for having worked together to make this company the great company that it has become.

And I wish the employees and this company, Tata Steel, continued prominence and well-being in the years ahead.

Most of us will not be around, in fact all of us will not be around, but I wish it all success to celebrate its next hundredth year of existence.

All the very best to every one of you and thank you for your support, dedication and commitment.

Mr. Ratan Tata
CHAIRMAN, Tata Steel