Amid the social media campaign demanding the government to confer India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna to Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Group has on Saturday taken to Twitter and asked the social media users to stop their demand and campaign for conferring Bharat Ratna to him.
Ratan Tata is the chairman of Tata Group and a reputed Indian entrepreneur and he expressed his displeasure on Saturday and asked the social media users to stop their campaign demanding the government to award him the highest civilian honor of the nation.
Taking to Twitter, Tata said, "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", Tata added in his bid to end the campaign for Bharat Ratna. While the iconic entrepreneur hadn't mentioned Bharat Ratna in his message, the reports say that his tweet had apparently referred to the social media campaign demanding Bharat Ratna for him.
According to reports, #BharatRatnaforRatanTata has been trending for the last few days on social media. The campaign was stirred by motivational speaker Vivek Bindra and he said, "Ratan Tata is a well-renowned philanthropist, has always believed in giving back to society".
He sent the tweet using the hashtag of Bharat Ratna for Ratan Tata and trending the hashtag, many users said that Tata has been inspiring young people, he is the real hero of India, and he deserves the Bharat Ratna Award. However, after the campaign had got widespread, Ratan Tata has directly come into the picture and asked the social media users to stop the demand of asking the government to confer him with Bharat Ratna.
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 N. Tata (@RNTata2000) February 6, 2021
Instead, I consider myself fortunate to be an Indian and to try and contribute to India’s growth and prosperity pic.twitter.com/CzEimjJPp5