Tata requests to stop ‘Bharat Ratna’ campaign, says proud to be Indian

New Delhi: For some time, the chairman of Tata Group Ratan Tata has been campaigning on social media platform Twitter to honor India’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’.

The #BharatRatnaForRatanTata hashtag is also being run for this campaign on Twitter. Today Ratan Tata requested Twitter users to stop the campaign. He said that he considers himself lucky to be an Indian and is happy to contribute to the development and prosperity in India.

Ratan Tata tweeted, “Although I appreciate the sentiments expressed by a section of social media in the context of an award, I humbly request that such campaigns be discontinued.” Instead, I consider myself lucky that I am an Indian and striving for India’s development and prosperity. ‘

The hashtag #BharatRatnaForRatanTata suddenly trended on Twitter yesterday when Motivational speaker Dr Vivek Bhindra tweeted about the campaign to award Ratan Tata the highest civilian award, known for his social causes and philanthropic efforts.

Some Twitter users also recalled the time when Ratan Tata displayed the characteristics of a true leader during the 26/11 terrorist attacks, in which his hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace, was a target.