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    Here's what Ratan Tata said after announcing Rs 500 cr donation to fight Covid-19

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    The Tata Trusts Chairman took to Twitter to announce 'the need of the hour'.

    Ratan Tata is known for his generosity and philanthropy, and going the extra mile in adverse conditions.
    NEW DELHI: Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan N Tata became the top trend on Twitter right after he announced a massive Rs 500 crore on Saturday to fight the coronavirus pandemic raging around the world.

    Calling COVID-19 crisis as 'one of the toughest challenges that the human race will face', the 82-year-old businessman, who is well known for his philanthropy, shared the note from his charitable organisation. He captioned the post, "Tata Trusts and Tata group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time."


    This donation is so far the biggest contribution made by any Indian.

    In the statement issued by the charitable trust, Tata said the current situation in India and across the world is of grave concern and needs immediate action.
    This donation is so far the biggest contribution made by any Indian.
    This donation is so far the biggest contribution made by any Indian.

    The amount would be used for personal protective equipment for the medical personnel on the frontline, respiratory systems for treating increasing cases, testing kits to increase per capita testing, setting up modular treatment facilities for infected patients, and knowledge management and training of health workers plus the general public.


    A day before the donation that was touted s one of the warmest gestures made by a corporate benevolence, Taj Group of Hotels that was built by Jamsetji, Tata’s great-grandfather, sent free meals to patients, doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers at Mumbai's government hospitals. The efforts were lauded by Team India skipper Virat Kohli and RPG Group boss Harsh Goenka.


    Just weeks after the outbreak escalated in the country, the Tata Group had decided to full payments to their temporary workers and daily wage earners, for March and April, working across their offices and production sites in India. The company said they would also pay its workers even if they fail to report for work due to precautionary measures.

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    Ma’s The Word

    Chinese billionaire Jack Ma (C) showed his benevolent side as he pitched in to help the world fight the novel coronavirus. The founder of e-commerce major, Alibaba, Ma became the most talked about business figure after he said that he would marshall all available resources at his disposal to take on Covid-19. From donating emergency supplies (1.8M masks, 210K test kits, 36K protective suits, plus ventilators & thermometers) to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka in Asia to donating 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical use protective suits in each of the 54 African countries, the 55-year-old proved that he was a good Samaritan whose charity was not mapped by geographical boundaries.



    And even as the business magnate didn’t have India in his list of beneficiaries, there was much talk in the country about his act of generosity. And what followed were natural questions: who among India’s rich was doing a Jack Ma?



    And it’s not just one individual, but a bunch of lion-hearted boardroom tycoons who have taken the pledge to help fight the virus that has thrown life off-track, in India and across the world.


    ( Originally published on Mar 28, 2020 )
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    30 Comments on this Story

    Clyde Monteiro294 days ago
    I feel the Tata Group is the most ethical and honest Industrialist,not only in India but across the globe.Whenever India needs business icons to stand up for the country,Tata’s are the first to stand up for us.And they also reach out to every individual who needs them.I hope our other industrialist learn from them.My salute to Mr.Ratan Tata and his group of
    Companies.I pray that he grows 100 folds more and I personally suggest all Indians to give top priority to Tata products.Jai Hind!!!
    Sukhendu Basu309 days ago
    Sir,
    What should I say, I don't really have words to express my gratitude to you, not as an individual but as an Indian. You have made us proud, we can say with our head held high that we have you as our gurdian, father figure. When I hear the name Tata, I just close my eyes to think God and visualise you. Thank you Sir for your kindness which is a gift of the God. Regards
    Bharati Ratnam329 days ago
    Sir, Ratan Tata, Nation has great reverence for your benevolence which has prevailed rapidly all over the country, wielding you as our GOD. Your compassion hidden in your heart ❤️is reflecting when you rushed to proclaim your support in extending aid of Rs.1500 crores for the adversity of Caronavirus without a moment delay. May your foot-step be followed and inspired by the people . Your are a Pillar of Strength for our country 🇮🇳 You are a great Philanthropist 🙏🏻🙏🏻
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