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Ratan Tata receives Australia’s highest civilian honour

Ratan Tata, former chairman of Tata Sons, has been awarded Australia’s highest civilian honour, according to a tweet by Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Barry O’Farrell. The award was given to the former chairman of the Tata Group for his contribution to maintaining bilateral relations between India and Australia, particularly in the areas of business, trade, and benevolence. The foreign diplomat shared photographs from Saturday’s ceremony and added that Tata’s contribution has had a significant impact in Australia.

“Ratan Tata is a titan of biz, industry and philanthropy not just in India, but his contributions have also made a significant impact in Australia. Delighted to confer Order of Australia (AO) honour to Ratan Tata in recognition of his longstanding commitment to the Australia-India relationship,” Australia’s High Commissioner to India wrote in the caption of the tweet.

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The industrialist was appointed an honorary officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia one month prior to receiving this award.

The 85-year-old has advocated for the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement of 2022, and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reportedly has the largest Australian workforce of any Indian company, with approximately 7,000 employees.

In October of last year, the RSS-affiliated Sewa Bharti awarded the industrialist the Sewa Ratna for his contributions to the field of philanthropy. It is common knowledge that Ratan Tata and his family have been engaged in charitable work for over fifty years. Tata Trusts donates 66% of the profits produced by the Tata companies under the holding company Tata Sons to charitable causes.

In addition, in 2020, when the world was struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tata Trust pledged to donate Rs 1,500 crore to provide health supplies and equipment to frontline workers and the general public in order to combat the epidemic.

Ratan Tata assumed the position of chairman of the group in March 1991 and resigned in 2012. He was also awarded India’s second-highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2008.

Aryan Jakhar
Aryan Jakhar
Aryan Jakhar is an Indian Journalist with over two years of active working experience. Aryan is currently working as editor-in-chief at BusinessHeadline.in and he is reachable on contact@businessheadline.in


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