Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal
Renowned business tycoon Ratan Tata on Saturday requested Netizens to discontinue a campaign to confer the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award to the Chairman Emeritus of the Tata Group stating that he considers himself fortunate to be an Indian and was happy to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the country.
“While I appreciate the sentiments expressed by a section of the social media in terms of an award, I would humbly like to request that such campaigns be discontinued. Instead, I consider myself fortunate to be an Indian and to try and contribute to India’s growth and prosperity,” Mr. Tata tweeted today in response to the #BharatRatnaForRatanTata campaign on the social media platform.
The hashtag #BharatRatnaforRatanTata started trending on Twitter yesterday after motivational speaker Dr.Vivek Bhindra tweeted about the campaign to confer the highest civilian award to Ratan Tata, who is known for his social causes and philanthropic efforts.
Check out the reactions from social media users.
Netizens recalled the instance when Mr.Ratan Tata displayed the characteristics of a true leader during the 26/11 terrorist attacks in which his hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace, was one of the targets.
Renowned businessman Ratan Tata is also known for his social causes and philanthropic efforts as even in the pandemic period he pledged Rs 500 crore from Tata Trusts to fight the pandemic. Tata Sons also announced additional support of Rs1,000 crore, taking the commitment to Rs 1,500 crore.
For the unversed, last month Ratan Tata has also visited his ailing former employee in Pune.