Ratan Tata calls for unity on 26/11 anniversary, says 'wanton destruction' won't be forgotten
In a social media post, the chairman emeritus of the Tata Group wrote: 'What is memorable is the way Mumbai people came together, casting aside all differences, to vanquish the terrorism'
New Delhi: Veteran industrialist Ratan Tata on Thursday called for "unity and acts of kindness and sensitivity" that Mumbai showed in response to the terror attack 12 years ago, to continue in the future.
In a social media post, the chairman emeritus of the Tata group said, "The wanton destruction that took place 12 years ago will never be forgotten."
But, he said, what is more, memorable is the way Mumbai people came together, casting aside all differences, to vanquish terrorism.
"Today, we certainly can mourn the ones we lost and honour the sacrifice of the brave who helped conquer the enemy but what we must applaud is the unity and acts of kindness and sensitivity which we should cherish," Tata said.
Hopefully, it will continue to shine in the years ahead, he added.
Echoing similar sentiments, Mahindra and Mahindra Chairman Anand Mahindra tweeted, "Mumbaikars won't forget the night of the #2611Attack when the air was filled with uncertainty and insecurity. I remember feeling as if the city and the country were being invaded."
Quoting a remark by South African leader late Nelson Mandela, "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear. But the triumph over it", Mahindra added, "But by the end of that week, we brought to life this quote by Mandela. Mumbai and India did triumph."
Jamsetji Tata breathed his last on 19 May, 1904 in Germany's Bad Nauheim. He was buried at the Brookwood Cemetery in Woking, England.
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A user from Punjab wrote that Ratan Tata inspires others to be like him and called him a legend. The pocket-friendly Tata Nano car was launched in 2008 and Ratan Tata had even shared a throwback picture of the car, a few days ago