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Title :
Ratan Tata Birthday
Objective :
To make the people aware about legendary Entrepreneur i.e Ratan Tata.
Colour Scheme :
The Greenish, which represents the dollar colournad hence the wealth.
Focus I :
The close up pic of Ratan Tata.
Focus II :
The famous quote by the legand.
Misc. :
The coincidence that two business legends (Ratan Tata & Dhirubhai Ambani) having different (Opposite) approaches towards running the business, successful business; shares their birthday.
Date :
28th December
Related to :
Ratan Tata's Birthday
Connect Date :
28 December 1937
Connect Place :
Bombay (Mumbai), India
Special 1:
In 1961, Tata began his career in the Tata Group, working on the shop floor of Tata Steel, shoveling limestone, and handling the blast furnace. He boldly got Tata Tea to acquire Tetley, Tata Motors to acquire Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Steel to acquire Corus. All this turned Tata from a largely India-centric group into a global business, with over 65% revenues coming from operations and sales in over 100 countries. During the 21 years he led the Tata Group, revenues grew over 40 times, and profit, over 50 times.
Special 1:
Tata's strong belief of giving wealth back to the people is reflected in his donations of approximately 60-70 per cent of his wealth, especially in the support of education, medicine and rural development, distinguishing him as a leading philanthropist in India.
More Info :
He is the recipient of two of the highest civilian awards of India – Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000). The list of awards goes here:
  • 2001 Honorary Doctor of Business Administration, Ohio State University.
  • 2004 Medal of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Government of Uruguay.
  • 2004 Honorary Doctor of Technology, Asian Institute of Technology.
  • 2005 International Distinguished Achievement Award, B'nai B'rith International.
  • 2005 Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Warwick.
  • 2006 Honorary Doctor of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
  • 2006 Responsible Capitalism Award, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST).
  • 2007 Honorary Fellowship, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • 2007 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
  • 2008 Honorary Doctor of Law, University of Cambridge.
  • 2008 Honorary Doctor of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
  • 2008 Honorary Doctor of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
  • 2008 Honorary Citizen Award, Government of Singapore.
  • 2008 Honorary Fellowship, The Institution of Engineering and Technology.
  • 2008 Inspired Leadership Award, The Performance Theatre.
  • 2009 Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE), United Kingdom.
  • 2009 Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering for 2008, Indian National Academy of Engineering.
  • 2009 Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, Government of Italy.
  • 2010 Honorary Doctor of Law, University of Cambridge.
  • 2010 Hadrian Award, World Monuments Fund.
  • 2010 Oslo Business for Peace award, Business for Peace Foundation.
  • 2010 Legend in Leadership Award, Yale University.
  • 2010 Honorary Doctor of Laws, Pepperdine University.
  • 2010 Business for Peace Award, Business for Peace Foundation.
  • 2010 Business Leader of the Year, The Asian Awards.
  • 2012 Honorary Fellow, The Royal Academy of Engineering.
  • 2012 Doctor of Business honoris causa, University of New South Wales.
  • 2012 Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, Government of Japan.
  • 2013 Foreign Associate, National Academy of Engineering.
  • 2013 Transformational Leader of the Decade, Indian Affairs India Leadership Conclave 2013.
  • 2013 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Lifetime Achievement, Ernst & Young.
  • 2013 Honorary Doctor of Business Practice, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • 2013 Honorary Doctorate, University of Amsterdam.
  • 2014 Honorary Doctor of Business, Singapore Management University.
  • 2014 Sayaji Ratna Award, Baroda Management Association.
  • 2014 Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE), United Kingdom Government.
  • 2014 Honorary Doctor of Laws, York University, Canada.
  • 2015 Honorary Doctor of Automotive Engineering, Clemson University.
  • 2015 Sayaji Ratna Award, Baroda Management Association, Honoris Causa, HEC Paris.
  • 2016 Commander of the Legion of Honour, Government of France.
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