Chennai based Pole Star Foundation honoured 4 Indian journalists on 4th October 2013, for their excellence in Business and IT journalism. After presenting the 15th PoleStar Awards, R Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director of Tata Sons delivered the key note address.
Gopalakrishnan focussed on the 'corruption' in his speech. He threw light on history of corruption in India and in other societies across the world. He said, “Just as adolescence is a necessary part of a person’s growth, widespread corruption that touches almost everybody represents an adolescent phase in a development of a nation. Just as adolescence passed, corruption also morphed from being widespread and petty to fewer but bigger instances”. When commenting about the media in India, he pointed out that “as a nation, India is the only country among the emerging markets to have a vibrant media. Though media in India can go overboard, it is however good to have an active media than a docile media.”
Please listen to his inspiring and interesting speech. (22 minutes).
This speech can also be listened from the following link.
Photo and audio courtesy: Pole Star Foundation