I AM WORRIED ABOUT DISRUPTIONS: LAKSHMI MITTAL

By: cjprincemedia

Calcutta: A billionaire industrialist, president and CEO of the world’s largest steel company Arcelor Mittal, Lakshmi Niwas Mittal said today that riots were a major cause of concern for him.

“I am the largest steel company in the world employing two lakh people operating in different countries.

But one thing that worries me is the interruption, “Mittal said, during an interaction with his mother’s college in San Xavier Colegio.

Mittal, a university graduate with BCOM first class, said: “It is important to learn and deal with the challenges of riots.”

“I’m sorry that I have not studied enough. I want to study and learn, but that age has passed,” he said when interacting with the elderly.

Mittal said he always wondered if the outage would come from China or new technologies.

“I do not know, so I think it’s important to think differently to stay ahead of the curve and face the challenges.

“Facebook, Twitter are interruptions and this is going to continue,” Mittal said.

Citing an example of how he defied the challenge, Mittal said he studied at a Chitpur Hindi Middle School in northern Calcutta after returning from Rajasthan.

Upon entering university, he was not allowed to enter St. Xavier as a medium of instruction for he was Hindi.

“Father Joris made me sit at his table for the days of rejected admission. However, he changed his mind and assured him that he would learn English.

“It was a challenge for me. I wanted to prove that I was not making the wrong decision.

When I went home to pick up the specifications for the final grades, he offered to teach freshmen, “Mittal said.

“I got up for the first time in college that made me happy, but I was sad,” he added.

“I’m running so many operations around the world, I’m asking for my guys, we’re better than our competition, if that’s good, if the competition is better than us, I’m worse,” Mittal said.

Affirming with pride, “Friend Kolkatar Chele” (I am a Calcutta boy) in broken Bengali, Mittal said his wife was Bengali better than he.

H Indonesia had moved from Calcutta to start a new business.

Mittal is in Calcutta at the opening of the St. Xavier University campus in New Town, accompanied by his father and his wife.

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