Taj & Trident reopen,put the past behind
Mumbai: The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower lit up with cheer on Sunday evening as it reopened its doors to a thousand guests for a private soiree.
Addressing journalists, Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata said that he felt considerable pride that the hotel was able to put the past behind and veer itself back on track.
“I am a person who hates to look back. I look at it [the re-opening] as the commencement of a new era. To us it was a challenge to have the hotel re-open in some form within a month of the attack. It is a tribute to everybody who has worked on to have this happen and we stand before you.”
Responding to questions, Mr. Tata said that the tragedy had done more than unite corporate India.
A prayer for all
A multi-religion prayer ceremony rang in the message of peace at the Trident hotel here on Sunday. The lobby looked like a tableau with the staff positioned on the staircases, religious heads lined up on the podium, tabla and harmonium players sitting on the dais nearby and a gathering of guests in the centre.
Jain, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Jew, Muslim, Christian and Zoroastrian religious leaders came forward to pray for peace, happiness, love and goodwill for all those affected by the terror attacks.