'Taj campaign brought people together'
Mumbai, July 8: The 'India unites for the TAJ' campaign, which successfully enabled Emperor Shahjahan's labour of love to establish itself as a new global wonder, brought Indians from all walks of life together, says Mr Girish Agarwal, director of Bhaskar Group, which initiated the multi media campaign.
Speaking to sources, Mr Agarwal stated that the multi media campaign which urged Indians to vote for the Taj saw the emergence of the new multi media campaign in form of SMSs and emails, had paved the way for the future where people from all walks of life realised that they could be part of a larger initiative.
The new 7 Wonders Foundation is yet to announce the number of votes secured for the Taj Mahal. ''We are confident that the money received through poll would be utilised properly,'' he added.
Meanwhile, Mr Ramesh Chandra Agrawal, Chairman, Bhaskar Group, said in a statement, ''I'm falling short of words to express my feelings for this great moment. As a media conglomerate of the nation, we felt that this was our duty and opportunity to enable India make another global victory and move its citizens to once again unite, irrespective of our daily challenges. We would like to express our gratitude to each and every Indian across the globe, who voted for the 'TAJ', as it is they, who have today taken the Indian heritage to its rightful global position. It is the victory of the common man, who came together to place our national pride, the Taj Mahal, a global emblem of architectural marvel, in its rightful position.'' Mr Bharat Kapadia, Executive Director, Bhaskar Group and Chairman, India Unites for the Taj campaign, who is a special invitee to Lisbon to attend the ceremony, said, ''I still remember that when we initiated this campaign for the Taj to be in this revered list, we were a bit intimidated by the scale of operations required. But, then, the beauty and charm of the Taj simply moved people and organizations across the world , as they came forward and lent a big support to the campaign, ensuring that the Taj continues to charm generations to come, with its eternal magic and mysticism. I would like to thank each SMS, each vote, each organization, who all made this moment and celebration, possible.''
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