It’s 26/11 Today! Ratan Tata Comes Out With a Very Meaningful Message, Gets Huge Response From Netizens
Today is 26/11! On this day 12 years ago terrorists came via the Arabian Sea and attacked Mumbai. Their aim was to get control over the economic capital of India. However, the unparalleled courage and presence of mind shown by a few made sure that these terrorists do not succeed.
The 10 Pakistani terrorists targetted several prominent places in Mumbai including Leopold Cafe, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, Taj Hotel and Tower, Cama Hospital, the Oberoi Trident Hotel, and Nariman House Complex.
The mayhem continued for around 3 days killing 190 people with several wounded in the attack.
On 26/11, Ratan Tata Remembers Act of Unity and Kindness By People From Diverse Cultures
Ratan Tata, former chairman of the Tata Group, which owns the Taj Hotel chains across the world today came out with a meaningful message on his Twitter handle.
He wrote, “The wanton destruction that took place 12 years ago today will never be forgotten. But what is more memorable is the way Mumbai as diverse people came together, casting aside all differences to vanquish terrorism and destruction on that day. Today, we certainly can mourn the ones we lost and honor the sacrifice of the brave who helped conquer the enemy, but what we must applaud, is the unity and the acts of kindness and sensitivity which we should cherish, and which hopefully, will continue to shine in the years ahead.”
— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) November 26, 2020
Several Twitter users also responded to this tweet by one of the biggest industrialists of India remembering the 26/11 attack on Mumbai. A user wrote, “1 More than enemies outside, enemies within are dangerous. Must tackle #AntiNationls within 2 Tributes to Warriors those laid life-fighting terror 3 Golden heart of @RNTata2000 & his courage. He resurrected Taj & took care of his people 4 Resilience of Mumbaikars.”
1 More than enemies outside, enemies within are dangerous. Must tackle #AntiNationls within
2 Tributes to Warriors those laid life fighting terror
3 Golden heart of @RNTata2000 & his courage. He resurrected Taj & took care of his people
4 Resilience of Mumbaikars
— Kali Yuga 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Kaliyugamaya) November 26, 2020
Users also remembered IPS officer Hemant Karkare who was the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad at that time. A user wrote, “I stayed at a guest house in Mumbai where I found this at the entrance of the building. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.”
I stayed at a guest house in Mumbai where I found this at the entrance of the building.
— Gunjan🌺Locke (@gunjangovani) November 26, 2020
From Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan to Tukaram Omble, Indians remembered the sacrifices of all the soldiers who contributed their lives to save Mumbai from the 26/11 attack.
— Prasanna Adigilli (@Prasann69794927) November 26, 2020
— Prabhudev HR (@prabhudev_hr) November 26, 2020
Apart from those in uniforms, there were a few who were just common civilians but still made sure that terrorism does not get a hold over Mumbai. One such person was the general manager of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Karambir Singh Kang.
— Ravindra 💫✌ (@Ravindra9101999) November 26, 2020
His cool presence of mind helped hundreds of guests, as well as staff, escape the hotel during the attack. While he survived his wife and two children were killed in the fire triggered by the attack.
The Taj Public Service Welfare Trust did an amazing job in rebuilding lives of those affected by this dastardly terror attack. Thank you Mr.Tata 👃https://t.co/qc0hYOn5cX
— Shiva (@ssr99) November 26, 2020
What a incredible courage story was written this day by Taj Mumbai Team. We never forget these unsung heroes who saved so many lives against madness and Terror salutes 🙏🏻
— Anand Bhatia (@bhatia_anand) November 26, 2020
Incidentally, Ratan Tata made sure to bring back the lives of those who suffered due to the 26/11 attack on track.