New Delhi: Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons expressed his concern about the growing intolerance in the country, calling it “a curse we are seeing of late”.

“I think everybody knows where the intolerance is coming from, what it is. Like many thousands, millions of Indians, one wants to see a country without intolerance,” Tata said.

“We want to live in an environment where we love our fellow men. We don’t shoot them, we don’t kill them. We don’t hold them hostages but give a bit of ourselves and we give and take,” Tata added.

The businessman was speaking at 119th foundation day function of Scindia School in Gwalior.

Addressing the students, Ratan Tata said, “We want you to be winners. We also want you to be thinkers…and the hallmark of a civilised society is debate, discussion and disagreement.”

Tata’s comments came after many celebrities spoke about the growing intolerance in the country.