In An Emotional Post, Ratan Tata Calls For More Empathy On Social Media & Says His Presence Will Be Limited

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The 82-year-old businessman, Ratan Tata who recently pledged 1,500 crores towards the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the country, took to social media to express his concern about the growing hate among the online community.

Tata shared an emotional post on his Instagram account and called for empathy among people, especially during the time of such a crisis. Apart from the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country which has infected over 4 lakh cases and has killed more than 14,000 people in the country, the country has been forced to indulge in a border dispute with China. India lost 20 Army personnel in a violent face-off in the eastern Ladakh region. Along with that, the untimely death of 34-year-old Sushant Singh Rajput gave rise to speculation and conspiracy theories and eventually hate on the social media platform. He wrote,


“This year has been full of challenges for everyone, on some level or the other. I see the online community being hurtful to each other, bringing each other down, harshly, and with quick judgments. I believe this year especially calls for us to be unified and helpful and is not the time to pull each other down. More of sensitivity towards each other, more of kindness and more of understanding and patience than what one sees today.”

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‘My Presence Is Limited’

The business tycoon also went on to announce that he will be limiting his presence online in order to keep away from hate and also hoped the platform will evolve sooner or later to be more empathetic. He wrote,

“My presence online is limited, but I truly hope it will evolve into a place of empathy and support for everyone, no matter what your cause, rather than hate and bullying.”

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The fans of the business tycoon on social media were left inspired by the post and thanked Tata for his thoughts and his plea. In little less than a month ago, Ratan Tata had shared a post where he asked entrepreneurs to adapt and create during the economical crisis in the country that has been caused due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said that the creativity of entrepreneurs today would create benchmarks for tomorrow.