Ratan Tata on ‘Intolerance debate’: Top 5 key takeaways
In the midst of the growing debate on ‘intolerance’, industrialist Ratan Tata today said freedom to decide what one has to do is the one thing that can make the nation shine and governments should have no role in telling people what to do.
January 26, 2016 14:14 IST
In a big thumbs-up for the Startup India and Make In India drives by the NDA government, former Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata today hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi succeeds in bringing investment to the country – he was responding to queries during the Invest Karnataka Global Investors' Meet. Here are top 10 Ratan Tata quotes on the topic. (AP)
1. Ratan Tata: What could be the success mantra for startups in India? I wish I knew. However, the success will be in the ability to take a visionary view which the founder cannot see. (AP)
"If India should shine let people have the freedom to decide," a release quoted him as saying. Urging students to be honest in whatever profession they choose in future, he said that as they go through life, they would find many things in their profession down the line which they could not find in college. (AP)
"Be honest in what you think and do and this goes for any profession," he said. Noting that people are yet to have access to basic health care facilities and there was social stigma on disability, Tata said, less attention has been given to disability- oriented vehicles. (AP)
"We don't even have a ramp in many pavements to address the needs of people on wheel-chairs," he said.
On students taking up education overseas, he said it would not be the case if educational institutions offered proper "facilities" and "faculties". To a query on support given by him to various start-ups, he said, "I like investing in young companies, but money-alone and greed is not what I am for," he said. (AP)