RSS affiliated Sewa Bharti has honoured Ratan Tata by awarding “Sewa Ratna” for his philanthropic service
Ratan Tata recently revealed his philanthropic investment in Goodfellows, a firm that provides senior persons with companionship as a service, on August 16.
Sewa Bharti, a group linked with the RSS, presented Ratan Tata with the “Sewa Ratna” on Friday in recognition of their charitable activities. However, the businessman was unable to make it to the event.
According to Sewa Bharati’s release, 24 other personalities and organisations received awards for their “priceless contribution in social service or contributing funds for social development.” Lt Gen Gurmit Singh, the governor of Uttarakhand, attended the event (retired).
“The meaning of service can be learned from Sewa Bharti, it is an organisation that resembles selflessness. Someone who has no one has Sewa Bharti,” Singh said in a statement.
Ratan Tata recently revealed his philanthropic investment in Goodfellows, a firm that provides senior persons with companionship as a service, on August 16. Shantanu Naidu, who has been Ratan Tata’s business assistant since 2018, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, launched it.
Ratan Tata, 84, discussed ageing and the need for company at the Goodfellows book launch.
“You do not know what it is like to be lonely until you spend time alone wishing for companionship,” he said. “I also feel that you don’t mind getting old until you get old, and then you find it’s a different world,” added Ratan Tata who has invested an unknown funds in the startup.
As a for-profit service, Goodfellows connects senior residents with recent graduates.