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Ratan Tata visits IIT Bombay

By Neha Innanje
From IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Posted Mar 6th 2013 5:00AM


Image description - On 8th August, 2008, the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) was conferred on Mr. Ratan N. Tata in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the growth of Indian industry, to the propagation of the values of business ethics and the social responsibilities of business, and to the overall growth of the country. The degree was given to him by President Pratibha Patil on 8th August, 2008.

Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman Emritus of the Tata Group, visited IIT Bombay on the 25th February, 2013 (Monday). With an illustrious career lauded with several awards and honours, Mr. Tata is truly a "ratan" of our nation. Awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2009 among several other recognitions, Mr. Tata continues to inspire the citizens of this country as an indigenous hero.

An open-for-all student's interactive session was organized by the institute at Convocation Hall at 5 pm. The session was followed by a Question and Answer round. A form was floated among the students well before and only those would be answered by the Chief Guest. We received a tremendous response of about 700 questions.

Mr. Ratan Tata, in his opening speech said that the people sitting in the hall - 'We' would be leaders, scientists, businessmen of tomorrow and wished us all the very best. He also said that he was proud to be sitting here with the young and the best intellectual brains of the country.

Then Mr. Vaibhav Tamrarkar, Overall Co-ordinator of SARC had asked the questions and it went on for about an hour. It was a highly informative session and we thank the institute for providing us with such opportunities from time to time.

Refer to the video for the Question and Answer session.

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