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Issue No.: 573 | March 2015
 

Honouring Jamsetji Tata on his 175th Birth Anniversary

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin in honour of Jamsetji Tata, popularly known as the father of modern Indian industry, on his 175th birth anniversary. Paying tributes to Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, Modi said "those who create history, without seeking or holding power, are truly great”.

He also praised Jamsetji for his vision of environment friendly energy and initiatives for welfare of the people associated with the Tata Group.

The culture of businessmen donating massive amounts in charity was new to the Western world, but Jamsetji Tata had done the same long ago, the Prime Minister added.

Jamsetji is the first industrialist felicitated by the Indian government in such a manner. He was born on March 3, 1839 in Navsari, a small town in south Gujarat.He founded the Tata Group, India’s largest business conglomerate in 1868. He worked for building an India that would be an industrial power. The translation of his vision led to the creation of India’s first integrated steel plant (Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur plant - 1907), hydroelectric power plants that service Mumbai’s needs till today (Tata Power’s Khopoli plant - 1910), and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1909).

The government had earlier honoured Jamsetji by releasing postal stamps – one in 1958 and another in 1965.

The Prime Minister in his speech also referred to the meeting between Swami Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata, on board a ship from Japan to Canada in 1893. He said the two great men - one an ascetic and the other an industrialist - shared the same wavelength and had a common vision for a self-reliant India.

From a press report. For more on Jamsetji Nusservanji Tata and his tremendous achievements, a must read is R. N. Lala’s "For the Love of India – The Life and Times of Jamsetji Tata” - Penguin Books India.

 
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