In heartfelt note, Ratan Tata says this year has been full of challenges, show empathy

Updated: Jun 23, 2020, 13:58 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

The chairman of Tata Trusts said that though his presence online is limited, he hopes that it will evolve into a place of empathy and support for everyone, rather than hate and bullying

In his post, Ratan Tata said that the year has been full of challenges for everyone,. Picture/Instagram Ratan Tata
In his post, Ratan Tata said that the year has been full of challenges for everyone,. Picture/Instagram Ratan Tata

Amid rising number of incidents of cyber bullying and online hatred, business tycoon Ratan Tata on Sunday took to Instagram to pen a hard-hitting note that is winning hearts online. In the post, the 82-year-old industrialist said, "This year has been full of challenges for everyone, on some level of the other."

In March, Tata Trusts had committed Rs 1,500 crore towards India’s fight against coronavirus, which has affected over 4 lakh people and 14,000 have succumbed to the virus in the country.

Key Highlights:

  • Ratan Tata said online community is being hurtful to each other
  • He urged people to be more sensitive and kind
  • Earlier, he condemned the death of a pregnant elephant who died after eating a pineapple stuffed with cracker

In the post, Ratan Tata said, "I believe this year especially calls for us to be unified and helpful and is not the time to pull each other down. More of sensitivity towards each other, more of kindness and more of understanding and patience than one sees today."

Here's what Ratan Tata wrote:

 
 
 
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A post shared by Ratan Tata (@ratantata) onJun 20, 2020 at 11:40pm PDT

The business magnate further said that though his presence online is limited, he is hopeful that the online community will evolve as a place of empathy and support. "I truly hope it will eveolve into a place of empathy and support for everyone, no matter what your cause, rather than hate and bullying," he wrote. He captioned the post with a white heart emoticon.

 

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A collage of the comments section of the post

Mr. Tata's moving post left many impressed, including actor Sonam Kapoor, who commented "Amen" along with a love emoticon.

The post has garnered over 4 lakh likes and hundreds of comments. One user said, "Phenomenal message thank you sir for sharing", while another commented, "You are inspiration of India." One of the followers said, "The world will be a much better place if it had more people like you", while another user lauded the businessman and called him the true golden gem of India.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Ratan Tata (@ratantata) onJun 3, 2020 at 8:25am PDT

A few days ago, Ratan Tata had written another post seeking justice for the death of a pregnant elephant, who died in Kerala after eating a pineapple stuffed with cracker. He said that he was grieved and shocked to know that a group of people caused the death of an innocent, passive pregnant elephant.

Seeking justice for the animal, Ratan Tata said that such criminal acts against innocent animals are no different than acts of meditated murder against other humans. "Justice needs to prevail," he wrote while concluding his post.

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