On Sunday, the Chairman of Tata Trusts, Ratan Tata highlighted that “online community (is) being hurtful to each other, bringing each other down, harshly and with quick judgements”.
He shared a post on his official Instagram account in an apparent reference to the coronavirus pandemic. “This year has been full of challenges,” said the industrialist.
The pandemic has affected over 4 lakh people in India, and other challenges being faced by the country. He urged social media users to exercise “sensitivity” and “kindness” towards each other. The 82-year-old business leader of Tata contributed Rs 1,500 crore in the fight against COVID-19 in March.
“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 judgements,” Ratan Tata wrote on Instagram.
“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,” he said.
“My presence online is limited, but I truly hope it will evolve into a place of empathy and support for everyone, no matter what you cause, rather than hate and bullying,” he added.
Mr. Tata has over 2.6 million followers on his Instagram. His post has been liked by many of his followers who were inspired by his post. “Phenomenal message thank you sir for sharing,” one of his followers wrote and many other followers praised him. He urged the entrepreneurs, urging them to “adapt and create” in order to overcome the challenges facing the economy amid the coronavirus crisis.”