Moving Exhibitions


Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition

Tata Central Archives has curated a special Moving Exhibition on Jamsetji N. Tata designed for school and college students. This exhibition, created to commemorate the 175th birth anniversary of Jamsetji N. Tata, aims to inspire high school and college students and awaken their concern and love for the country, which his life exemplifies.

The display area is divided into four sections to highlight the enterprises started by Jamsetji as well as his work in the field of education, environment and welfare reforms. The exhibit describes the reasons behind all that Jamsetji did in his lifetime.

  • Enterprise: The Textile Mills; The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel; The Tata Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. The Tata Hydro-Electric Power Supply Co. Ltd. and innovative projects by Jamsetji.
  • Education: J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarships and the Indian Institute of Science.
  • Environment: Clean and cheap electricity; Jamshedpur - an industrial city with provision for open and green spaces.
  • Engagement: Welfare reforms; legacy continues through the institutions funded by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust-spaces.

The exhibition area has a central display structure with the Tata family tree and photographs of the Tata family and the four planners. The exhibition also includes a film on the life of Jamsetji Tata and an interactive and fun quiz session.

The Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition has been taken to four cities in India. It was displayed at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in February 2015, the J.N. Petit Technical High School, Pune in September 2015, followed by the Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi in December 2015. The fourth exhibition was held in January 2016, at Navsari, which is the Founder’s birthplace.

This exhibition has received an overwhelming response at all locations.

In the coming years, TCA aims to take the Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition to various cities in the country, in a bi-lingual format.

  • Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition, Nagpur

    The Tata Central Archives (TCA) organised the 5th Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition in Nagpur, home to the Founder’s first flagship venture – the Empress Mills. The aim is to inspire the youth of today to follow in the Founder’s footsteps, as well as to widen TCA’s outreach programme.

    This initiative was started in 2014 to commemorate the 175th Birth Anniversary of the Founder. Specially curated for school and college students, the exhibition was first showcased at Mumbai. It was later taken to Pune, Delhi and Navsari.

    Prof. Dr. Mehru Major Dadachanji, Managing Trustee, J.N. Tata Parsi Girls’ High School & Junior College, inaugurated the Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition, Nagpur at the Dr. Dadi Balsara Memorial Hall on 14th November 2016. Mr. Lokesh Srivastava, Chief Operating Officer - Aerospace Business Unit, TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited, also graced the occasion with his presence.

    Speaking on the occasion Prof. Dr. Major Dadachanji said, “Today is Children’s Day. We want our young generation to learn what we have learnt from Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, as to how against all odds – political, social and cultural, one must pursue ones dreams and turn them into reality with perseverance and dedication, so as to benefit not only SELF, but also our COMMUNITY and our COUNTRY at large. Jamsetji has proved that where there is a will there is a way to achieve success.”

    Mr. Srivastava said, "A pioneer in his industry, Jamsetji N. Tata redefined the Indian industry with his core values that revolved around philanthropic activities, nationalistic sentiments and unparalleled vision. His achievements are a reminder that excellence lies within us all, and through this exhibition we hope to inspire young generations to follow in his footsteps and work towards the society and nation.”

    The exhibition was held from November 14th to 19th, 2016. This was the second bi-lingual exhibition (English and Hindi) curated by TCA. Earlier, the exhibition at Navsari was curated in Gujarati and English.

    The following educational institutions attended: J.N. Tata Parsi Girls' High School; Podar World School; Bhavan's Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Trimurty Nagar; Jain International School; Chanda Devi Saraf School (CDS) - Hingna Branch; Chanda Devi Saraf School (CDS) - Katol Branch; Saraswati Vidyalaya; Bhola High School; Bhavan's Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Sri Krishna Nagar; J.N. Tata Parsi Girls' Junior College, and G.S. College of Commerce and Economics.

    The total number of visitors over the course of the six days was 1406, including teachers, students, members of the public, employees from TAL Manufacturing Solutions and several ex-Tata Mills employees.

    Prof. Dr. Mehru Major Dadachanji, Managing Trustee, the J.N. Tata Parsi Girls’ High School & Junior College inaugurating the exhibition

    The chief guest and other dignitaries going around the exhibition

    Mrs. Iyer, Principal of Bhavan's Trimurty Nagar viewing the panels

             Guests viewing the various panels on display

    Students from the J.N. Tata Parsi Girls' Junior College on a guided tour

    Students from Bhavan's Bhagwandas Purohit Vidya Mandir, Sri Krishna Nagar

    Students from Bhola High School (Hindi Medium) on a guided tour

    The J.N. Tata Parsi Girls’ High School quiz session in progress

    A quiz winner from CDS School (Hingna Branch)

    Students and teachers from G.S. College of Commerce and Economics

    Visitors being taken around the exhibition by a volunteer

    Employees from TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. on a guided tour

    Jamshed Pestonji Cassad, a 96 year old gentlemen visited the exhibition

    Some of the youngest visitors engrossed in reading the panels

    Group photograph of the eminent guests, volunteers and TCA team

  • Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition, Navsari.

    The Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition was held at the J.N. Tata Memorial Centre, Exhibition Hall, Navsari, from January 22 to 29, 2016. The exhibition was inaugurated by Vada Dasturji Saheb Khurshed K Dastoor of Udvada. F.N. Subedar, Chairman, Tata Services Limited, was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

    This exhibition had a number of firsts to its credit. Not only was it the first bilingual exhibition in this series (Gujarati and English), it was also entirely executed by the TCA team who undertook the re-design of panels, fabrication, procurement of raw material and equipment, logistics, installation of the exhibit and organisation of the event.

    Over 15 academic institutions participated. These included -D.K. Tata High School; SFA Convent High School; Divine Public School; Bhaktashram School; Sir R.J.J. High School; Mahila Vidhya Bhavan High School, Sanskar Bharti High School; H.C. Parekh Navsari High School; Sir C.J.N.Z. Madresa; Bai Navajbai Tata Girls High School (Gujarati); Bai Navajbai Tata Girls High School (English ); S.B. Garda College; AV Patel Commerce College; Government Polytechnique College; Government Engineering College, Valsad; B.P. Baria College; Nehru Yuva Kendra and the Industrial Training Institute.

    For the first time, the event was also open to the general public. The total number of visitors over the course of the eight days was 2411.

    Vada Dasturji Saheb Khurshed K. Dastoor of Udvada inaugurated the exhibition

    Students from the Divine Public School attentively reading the booklet on Jamsetji Tata

    Students from Mahila Vidhya Bhavan High School on the Gujarati tour

    People of all age groups visited the exhibition at Navsari

    Students from A.V. Patel Commerce College enjoying the tour

    Youth from the Industrial Training Institute visiting the Moving Exhibition at Navsari

    Vada Dasturji Saheb Khurshed K. Dastoor of Udvada inaugurated the exhibition. Also seen is: F.N. Subedar, Chairman, Tata Services Ltd.; Trustees, J.N. Tata (House) Birthplace Trust; Medha and Gopal Trivedi (Translators); and TCA staff.

  • The Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition at the Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi

    The Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition was held at the Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi from December 7 to 11, 2015. Praveer Sinha, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, inaugurated the exhibition on December 7, 2015. Dr. Vijay Dutta, Principal of the School also graced the occasion with his presence.

    Four schools from Delhi participated in the exhibition - Modern School, Barakhamba Road; Modern School, Vasant Vihar; The Air Force School and Ramjas School, R.K. Puram.

    The exhibition was also open to Tata employees and their families. The total number of visitors over the course of the five days was 665.

    Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd., who inaugurated the exhibition at Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Delhi, viewing the Tata Family Tree.

    A group of students from Ramjas School viewing the exhibition panels.

    Employees from Tata Chemicals Ltd. travelled from Babrala to visit the exhibition.

    Students from Modern School viewing the panels on display.

    Students from Modern School at the exhibition

    Students from the Air Force School on a tour of the exhibition.

  • Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition, J.N. Petit Technical High School, Pune.

    The Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition was showcased at J.N. Petit Technical High School, Pune from September 7 to 11, 2015. Adi Engineer, Former Managing Director, Tata Power Ltd. inaugurated the exhibition on September 7, 2015. Dr. Nawaz Mody, Advisor, J.N. Tata Endowment for the Higher Education for Indians also graced the occasion with her presence.

    In the course of the five days, over 1770 students from 12 schools in Pune attended the exhibition. This included— Saraswati Vidyalaya Union High School & Junior College; Rasiklal M. Dhariwal E.M. School & Jr. College; Bharti Vidyapeeti English Medium School (Erandwane); Anjuman-I-Islam APM English Medium School; Sardar Dastur Nosherwan Girls' High School; New India School; Sardar Dastur Hormazdiar High School; Vidya Pratishthan's New Bal Vikas Mandir, Baramati; BVB's Paranjape Vidya Mandi Kothrud; Sardar Dastur Hoshang Boys' School and Stella Maris School.

    However, TCA was unable to accommodate requests from all the schools. Due to this overwhelming response it was decided to re-organise the Exhibition from September 14 to 21, 2015, at the Tata Central Archives (TCA), Pune.

    Around 889 students, along with their teachers visited the exhibition at TCA— Bishop's School and Junior College, Camp; Anjuman-I-Islam APM English Medium School; St. Joseph Boys' High School; MES Boys High School; Bopkhel PCMC, School No.101 and Pawar Public School.

    The total number of visitors at both venues was 2,631.

    Adi Engineer, Former Managing Director, Tata Power Ltd., inaugurating the Exhibition.

    Guests viewing the panels on Display.

    Students from Bharati Vidyapeeth High School, Erandawane taking notes and preparing for the quiz.

    Some of our youngest visitors from the J.N. Petit Technical High School.

    Students from Bishop's Junior College, Camp during a quiz session at TCA.

    Students from Bopkhel PCMC, School No.101 visited the Exhibition at TCA.

  • Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition held at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

    The Jamsetji N. Tata Moving Exhibition was held at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai from February 23 to 25, 2015.

    The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Nawaz Mody, Director, J.N. Tata Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians. F.N. Subedar, Chairman, Tata Services Limited and Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas, Principal, St. Xavier's College also graced the occasion with their presence.

    The following schools and colleges participated in the Exhibition - Bharda New High School and Junior College; Ruia College; Khalsa College; Bai R.F.D. Panday Girls High School; Bai B.S. Bengallee High School; J.N. Petit Technical High School, Pune; Bai M.N. Gamadia Girls High School and Sir J.J. Fort Boys' & Girls' High School. In the course of three days the Exhibition was visited by around 600 students.

    Inauguration of the Jamsetji N. Tata Exhibition. (From L to R) Reverend Father Frazer Mascarenhas, Dr. Nawaz Mody, F.N. Subedar and Z.D. Mistry.

    Principals of the Bai R.F.D. Panday Girls' High School, Bai M.N. Gamadia Girl's High School and Bai B.S. Bengallee Girl's High School going around the exhibition hall.

    Students from St. Xavier's College, viewing the panels on display.

    Students and teachers from the G.N. Khalsa College on a guided tour.

    Students from Bai B.S. Bengallee Girl's High School participating in the quiz.

    Students Bai R.F.D. Panday Girls' High School, and Sir J.J. Fort Boys' & Girls' High School, viewing the film.

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