Mumbai: In a unique acknowledgement of the role and importance of the Media in everyday life, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) today gave the honour of ringing the opening bell to a journalist for the first time in its illustrious 140-year history – Arnab Goswami, President – News and Editor-In-Chief of Times Now and ET Now, rang the bell to mark the opening of proceedings at BSE. He was accompanied by Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO – BSE, along with other officials of the exchange.
Chauhan said, “We are pleased to have Mr Arnab Goswami at the Bombay Stock Exchange for the opening bell-ringing ceremony. This event marks another significant milestone for Asia’s oldest stock exchange as it celebrates its 140th anniversary, and Mr. Goswami’s presence has enhanced the celebrations.”
Arnab Goswami said, “I am happy that someone from the media has been given the honour to ring the opening bell at this august institution, and I am humbled to have been chosen for it. This is the most important financial institution in the business capital of India, and is a place where great capital and wealth are generated for the nation. This year, BSE is celebrating 140 eventful years, and on behalf of the entire media fraternity, I wish it all the best.”
As part of the celebrations of BSE’s 140 years, a new initiative, the BSE Day, was announced. Under this, one day every month, all shows during the market hours on ET Now, will be co-hosted from the BSE premises.