Ratan Tata's Tribute to his Mentor- Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata on his Birth Anniversary
The Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata reached Jamshedpur on Tuesday to commemorate the birth anniversary of Tata Group founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. Later, Ratan Tata shared some glimpses of the Founder's Day celebrations in the city which was named after the founder of Tata Group on his instagram handle. One of India's first planned cities, Jamshedpur in Jharkhand was selected by Jamsetji Tata as the location of his steel plant. This happened in 1919, Lord Chelmsford renamed it Jamshedpur in Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata’s honour.
Jamsetji Tata established the Tata Group as a private trading firm in 1868. Regarded as the 'Father of Indian Industry', he was born in Navsari on March 3, 1839. The Tata Iron and Steel Industry that he had set up is considered to be the oldest industry of the country.
On Jamsetji Tata’s 182nd birth anniversary, Ratan Tata paid his tribute to the honourable founder of the Tata Group, panning down that Jamsetji Tata had inspired many with his "empathy and kindness over the years."
He Wrote"My best wishes to all the Tata group companies, the employees and their families on the birth anniversary of our founder - Mr. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, who has inspired us with his empathy and kindness over the years."
In remembrance of his mentor, Ratan Tata also shared an old picture of him and late JRD together posing in front of the statue of Jamsetji Tata in Jamshedpur.
He further continued, "This founder's day celebration has special feelings and emotions for me, reminding me in so many ways of my mentor Mr. JRD Tata.”
On his Instagram Stories, Ratan shared two other photographs from the Founder's Day celebrations. The images display him paying a floral tribute to the founder of Tata Group.
Chairman of Tata Group, Natarajan Chandrasekaran and Ratan Tata, reached Jamshedpur on March 2. They inaugurated the lighting at Jubilee Park and are also taking part in several other ceremonies and events through the day today.
The Founder's Day celebrations of 2021 have been reduced due to coronavirus pandemic. According to Avenue Mail, the theme for this year is 'Agile Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow'.
Last year, on the birth anniversary of JN Tata, Rata Tata had praised him as the "lighthouse" that guides the group - one whose business legacy supported to build the nation.