Ratan Tata honoured with Australia's highest civilian honour

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Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tatahas received the Order of Australia (AO), Australia's highest civilian honour.

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  • The award was announced by Barry O'Farrell, Australia's High Commissioner to India.

  • The award was given to Ratan Tata for his contribution in strengthening bilateral relations between India and Australia.

  • Ratan Tata has been a strong supporter of the 2022 India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement.

  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a subsidiary of Tata Sons, has the largest workforce of any Indian company in Australia with around 17,000 employees.

  • Ratan Tata was recently named an Honorary Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for his contribution to promoting trade, investment and philanthropy between India and Australia.

  • The recognition came just a month before he received Australia's highest civilian honour for his efforts to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries.

About the Order of Australia

  • It is an honour awarded to Australian citizens and other individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements and services.

  • The honour was created on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, the Queen of Australia, after a recommendation to the Australian Government.

  • The Order of Australia has various levels including companion (AC), officer (AO), member (AM), medal (OAM) and honorary award.

  • The Order of Australia also has a motto, which is "Do what you can," and it encourages individuals to strive for excellence in their respective fields.

Established - 14 February 1975

Honoured - achievement and merit in service to Australia or humanity

Chancellor - David Hurley

Sovereign Head - Charles III of Australia

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