Hyderabad: A “motivational” message attributed to Ratan Tata, former chairman of the Tata group of industries, has gone viral on social media platforms including WhatsApp and Facebook. However, has he said so?

The message which has been attributed to Ratan Tata, suggests that the novel coronavirus pandemic will not have much of an impact on the Indian economy, if one were to consider “the value of human motivation and determined efforts.” The message further quoted him saying that “The Indian economy will bounce back in a great manner.”

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The message reads: Experts are predicting the huge downfall of the Economy due to the Corona.I do not know much about these experts. But I know for sure that they do not know anything about the value of human motivation and determined efforts”.

If experts were to be believed, after the destruction in 2nd World War Japan had NO future. BUT same Japan in just 3 decades or so, made US cry at the market place. If the experts were to be believed, Israel should have been wiped out from the world map by the Arabs, but the fact is different.

As per the rules of Aerodynamics, the Bumble Bee can NOT fly. But it flies because it does not know the rules of Aerodynamics.If the experts were to be believed, we should have been nowhere in the 83 Cricket World Cup. If the experts were to be believed Wilma Rudolf, the first American lady to win 4 Olympic Gold in Athletics, should not have been in a position to walk without braces, no question of running. If the experts were to be believed Arunima Sinha can hardly lead a normal life. But she climbed Mount Everest.

The corona crisis is no different. I do not have any doubt that we will defeat the Corona hands down and The Indian economy will bounce back in a great manner.

Ratan Tata.

The same message has been going viral in WhatsApp as well.

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Fact Check

On April 11th , Anjani Kumar, Commissioner of Police Hyderabad City, official twitter handle tweeted the same message on his official handle, with a caption ‘We will flight, we will win’.

However, this message is FALSE as this quote has been wrongly attributed to Ratan Tata.

Ratan Tata himself took to Twitter and has stated that this message was not written or said by him. He tweeted, “This post has neither been said nor written by me. I urge you to verify media circulated on WhatsApp and social platforms. If I have something to say, I will say it on my official channels. I hope you are safe and do take care.”

Therefore, this message has been wrongly attributed to Ratan Tata, while the real source of this quote remains unknown.

Amritha Mohan

Amritha Mohan is a reporter at the NewsMeter. Shortly after completing her Master's in Communication at the University of Hyderabad, she began teaching courses on media and culture as a guest lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. Amritha has previously interned with news organisations such as Greater Kashmir and Newslaundry. A lover of travel and photography, she spends most of her time planning road trips to the North-East. Nothing makes her happier than a green turf and a team to play football with. She primarily reports on education, tech, human-interesting and critical features.

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