ICC organises Interactive Session with Tata Brand Custodian Harish Bhat.

Guwahati, May 13: Indian Chamber of Commerce organised an interactive session with Mr. Harish Bhat who is a legendry business leader from Tata Group here today at Guwahati. Mr. Bhat was at the helm of affairs of many Tata group in diverse roles such as Managing Director and C.E.O of companies like Titan, Tanishq, Tata food and Beverages Limited etc.

Welcoming him Mr. Sarat Kr Jain, Chairman of ICC State Assam & Meghalaya State Council said that ICC the only chamber of commerce having Head quarters in Kolkata played a pivotal role in framing the policies for the economic development of the in North-East India. He also mentioned about the Act East Policy of Government of India and the benefits the north east states can take from it. He also mentioned about Govt. of Bangladesh has allowed Indian vessels to use Chittagong and Mongla port which can be of great benefit to North East and India as a whole. Mr. Jain applauded Mr. Bhat for his six published books to his credit, including three national bestsellers. Also, praised him for being a popular columnist for The Hindu Business Line and Mint newspapers.

Mr. Bhat, renowned for his profound understanding of business ethics and cultural ethos, captivated the audience with his deep insights into the guiding principles that have steered Tata Group to unprecedented success over the 156 years legacy. He shared how the Tata Group started from a simple textile mill to various major businesses like Steel, Hospitality, aviation, Automobiles, fast moving consumer goods like tea, salt, chemicals etc. He also cited the social welfare effort by the Tata Group like Tata Cancer care Hospitals which was first cancer care hospital in Asia. And also academic institutes like Indian Institute of Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Tata Institute of social science etc. He also informed the crowd about the two cancer hospitals the Tata Group has started with Government of Assam and 10 more Cancer care centres to come in the state. Mr. Bhat said that it was the Tata Group which started the concept of provident fund, pension and Accidental insurance in the private sector.

During the session, Mr. Bhat delved into the core values embedded within the fabric of Tata Group, emphasizing the significance of integrity, excellence, and social responsibility. He underscored the pivotal role of culture in fostering innovation, collaboration, and sustainable growth, highlighting how these principles continue to shape the group’s strategic decisions and operational framework.

Reflecting on Tata Group's illustrious journey, Mr. Bhat shared compelling anecdotes and real-life examples that illustrated the enduring impact of values-driven leadership on organizational performance and stakeholder engagement. He emphasized the importance of upholding ethical standards, nurturing talent, and fostering a culture of inclusivity to drive long-term value creation and societal impact.

The session concluded with an engaging Q&A session, where participants had the opportunity to delve deeper into the nuances of Tata Group’s values and culture, gaining valuable insights from Mr. Bhat's wealth of experience and wisdom. Mr. Bhat’s illuminating discourse left a lasting impression on attendees, inspiring them to embrace the timeless values and cultural ethos championed by Tata Group, and reaffirming the group’s commitment to shaping a brighter future for generations to come.


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