The campaign #BharatRatnaforRatanTata that seeks to confer the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna for the most celebrated industrialist in the world has received support from millions of supporters.
On 6th February, the internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and business coach Dr. Vivek Bindra posted a tweet. Praising the legendary industrialist for being an inspiration to millions of young entrepreneurs, he requested to confer the Bharat Ratna for Ratan Tata.
The campaign was initiated by Dr. Vivek Bindra, CEO, and founder of Edtech startup- Bada Business. He tweeted on February 5, 2021, urging the millions of Indians to join the campaign.
The celebrated industrialist Ratan Tata took to Twitter on Saturday to express his gratitude for the unconditional love and respect. But, he urged the users to discontinue the campaign #BharatRatnaforRatanTata.
On Saturday, he tweeted, “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."
Born on December 28, 1937, Ratan Tata completed his studies at Cornell University, New York in 1962. Later on, he returned to India and worked at multiple Tata Group businesses. With his unmatched business sense, he climbed the corporate ladder to become the chairman of Tata Industries, and later in 1991, he became the Chairman of Tata Group.
Ratan Tata had received the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan in 2000 and 2008. Ratan Tata has also received the UK`s Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009. He had also received similar awards from the governments of Japan, Italy, and France.