New Delhi: One of the biggest and renowned business tycoons of India, Ratan Tata has become pride and prestige of the country. As millions of people look up to him and hold him in high regards, February 6 saw #BharatRatnaForRatanTata as the top trend on the micro blogging site, Twitter, as his fans across the country started a campaign asking government to conferred the veteran industrialist with the highest civilian award of the country.
However, the Chairman Emeritus of the over $100 billion conglomerate Tata Group asked social media users to stop the campaign, 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,” Ratan Tata tweeted while reacting to his fans’ tweets lauding him for his contributions.
“Instead, I consider myself fortunate to be an Indian and to try and contribute to India’s growth and prosperity,” he added. One user, while asking others to join the campaign #BharatRatnaForRatanTata, said Mr. Tata has been inspiring young achievers, telling them that believing in one’s ability is essential to achieve success in life. Whereas, another user called him the “Real Hero of India” and said he “really deserves the Bharat Ratna Award”.
After Mr. Tata’s humble response to this trend, more users joined the trend and showered him with more praises. “And this is why you are always special to us sir,” one user commented on his tweet. Another one reminded the contributions of the Tata Group for the nation and said it would remain “unmatched and unparalleled”.
To note, 83-year-old industrialist has been actively investing in personal capacity to support startups and encourage young entrepreneurs ever since he retired as the Chairman of Tata Sons in 2012.