Tata Archery Academy, Jamshedpur
From its humble beginning in 1996, the Tata Archery Academy has become one of the premier training academies for archers in the country.
The academy, which is a part of the JRD Tata Sports Complex, in Jamshedpur, was formally inaugurated by Dr.J.J.Irani, the then Managing Director, of Tata Steel on October 4, 1996.
The Tata Archery Academy is the hope of many a youngster, especially from the Eastern Singhbhum area, where the Steel major Tata Steel is located.
The academy's feeding centres are at Noamundi (West Singhbhum), Jamadoba (West Bokaro), Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) and Kalinganagar (Orissa).
The intent to start the archery academy was to inspire talented youth of the nation to achieve excellence in archery through sustained and scientific training.
The Tata Archery Academy not only spots potential archers in the country but also fine tunes their talent and trains them to match the highest standards globally.
Today the Tata Archery Academy has become one of the centers of excellence in Indian archery.
It imparts training with systematic approach availing the services of foreign coach. It arranges regular short duration Training-cum-Competition exposures with the archers of leading archery countries of the World so as to infuse "Shoot to kill Exercise" in them.
The Tata Archery Academy has produced a long list of archers who have gone on to win national and international honors. Today the academy has become a nursery for Indian archery.
Their famous ward is former World No.1 Deepika Kumari, currently World No.2, Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee, Bhagyawati Chanu, Jhanu Hansdah and Dola Banerjee, all medal-winners at international archery events.