Speech by MR. RATAN TATA given at Symbiosis


Just got this speech of Ratan Tata shared thru one of my FB friend. Unfortunately I forgot who shared it and also could not validate if it was really Tata’s speech!!! 

Anyways the points mentioned makes sense;

  • Don’t just have career or academic goals. 
  • Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order. 
  • There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. 
  • There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. 
  • Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions. 
  • Don’t take life seriously. Life is not meant to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. 
  • We are like a prepaid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up?
  • It’s OK, bunk few classes, score low in couple of papers, take leave from work, fall in love, fight a little with ur spouse… 

We are people, not programmed devices!!! “Don’t be serious enjoy Life as it comes”

What Ratan Tata did for the Mumbai victims…. Don’t miss!!!!!!


The Tata Gesture

  1. All category of employees including those who had completed even 1 day as casuals were treated on duty during the time the hotel was closed.
  2. Relief and assistance to all those who were injured and killed.
  3. The relief and assistance was extended to all those who died at the railway station, surroundings including the “Pav- Bha ji” vendor and the pan shop owners.
  4. During the time the hotel was closed, the salaries were sent by money order.
  5. A psychiatric cell was established in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences to counsel those who needed such help.
  6. The thoughts and anxieties going on people’s mind was constantly tracked and where needed psychological help provided.
  7. Employee outreach centers were opened where all help, food, water, sanitation, first aid and counseling was provided. 1600 employees were covered by this facility.
  8. Every employee was assigned to one mentor and it was that person’s responsibility to act as a “single window” clearance for any help that the person required.
  9. Ratan Tata personally visited the families of all the 80 employees who in some manner – either through injury or getting killed – were affected.
  10. The dependents of the employees were flown from outside Mumbai to Mumbai and taken care off in terms of ensuring mental assurance and peace. They were all accommodated in Hotel President for 3 weeks.
  11. Ratan Tata himself asked the families and dependents – as to what they wanted him to do.
  12. In a record time of 20 days, a new trust was created by the Tatas for the purpose of relief of employees.
  13. What is unique is that even the other people, the railway employees, the police staff, the pedestrians who had nothing to do with Tatas were covered by compensation. Each one of them was provided subsistence allowance of Rs. 10K per month for all these people for 6 months.
  14. A 4 year old granddaughter of a vendor got 4 bullets in her and only one was removed in the Government hospital. She was taken to Bombay hospital and several lacs were spent by the Tatas on her to fully recover her.
  15. New hand carts were provided to several vendors who lost their carts.
  16. Tata will take responsibility of life education of 46 children of the victims of the terror.
  17. This was the most trying period in the life of the organisation. Senior managers including Ratan Tata were visiting funeral to funeral over the 3 days that were most horrible.
  18. The settlement for every deceased member ranged from Rs. 36 to 85 lacs [One lakh rupees tranlates to approx 2200 US $ ].