The man and The Machine
Like all the great human endeavors, it started with a by-now-famous dream.
Watching Indian families riding on two-wheelers - the father driving the scooter, his young kid standing in front of him, his wife seated behind him holding a little baby, Ratan Tata, conceived the People's Car, a safe, affordable, all-weather form of transport for such a family. And the goal was set at Rupees 1 Lakh.
It was an audacious move.
First they said it can’t be done.
Ratan Tata & his team marched on.
Then they said it will just be a glorified Auto.
Ratan Tata drove to 9th annual Auto Expo(first time unveiling), on January 10, 2008 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, India, a proper car at Rupees 1 lakh.
Damn all the naysayers.If it's good enough for Ratan Tata, it good enough for us too.
When a proud Ratan Tata said ‘A promise is a promise’, it was a statement, heard across the globe.
Obstacles were many, Singur fiasco, 26/11 terrorist attack on Taj, the flagship hotel of Tata Group and THE RECESSION.
(I am sure there many more which we are not aware)
It is said that 'A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.'
For the way Ratan Tata handled all the above & more, we just agree.
And finally today as it hits the road...Tata Nano , a 4 wheeled people mover which's so much more when viewed in totality, that it is bound to move many souls.
This is a moment to forget the recession, problems, and everyday chores of life, salute Ratan Tata and his team, and then soak in the applause as world sits up, takes notice and says WOW.