PM Modi Awards Ratan Tata

‘ASSOCHAM Enterprise Of The Century’ Award

The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) organised its Foundation Week from 15 to 19 December, 2020, celebrating the theme, ‘India’s Resilience: Atmanirbhar Roadmap Towards $5 Trillion Economies.’ PM Modi addressed the ‘ASSOCHAM Foundation Week 2020’ via video conferencing. Marking the finale of the celebrations on 19th December, PM Modi presented the ‘ASSOCHAM Enterprise of the Century Award’ to Ratan Tata, on behalf of the TATA Group, for his distinguished contributions to the country.

PM Modi praised Tata Group for its role in India’s development, over the last century, all through the ups and downs of India’s development, including the country’s independence struggle. “Tata Group has played an important role in India’s development,” Modi said, marking the contribution of the business group in the nation’s progress.

Speaking at the event, Tata Group Chairman Emeritus, Ratan Tata thanked PM Modi for leading the country from front during the difficult time of pandemic and hoped that the industry would now take forward the benefits of his strong leadership. “Yes, there will be periods of discontent, there will be opposition, but there is never any dithering or any running away… You want a lockdown, you got a lockdown, you showed the country as one that responded to shutting out of power and lights for few minutes, you made that happen…It’s not cosmetic, it’s not showmanship, it has put the country together showing we can stand up and marshal our efforts to do what we have set ourselves to do… It is now our job as industry, to follow this, to show the benefits of this leadership which I am quite confident we will do,” Tata said.

Ratan Tata added, “I think if we all stand together and follow what you have said, what you have done and what you have shown, we will have a situation where the world will look at us and say, this Prime Minister said it could happen and he made it happen.”

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