Azim Premji's Foundation To Donate ₹1,125 Against Fighting COVID-19

Wed Apr 01 2020 16:40:25 GMT+0530 (IST)

In the wake of India fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, many corporates and sportspersons have come forward to donate to be a part of this noble cause. Earlier Ratan Tata has announced 1500 crores to fight against the battle.

Now Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd, and Azim Premji Foundation will be donating a whopping Rs 1125 crore to fight the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Out of the 1,125 crores, the Wipro Ltd will donate Rs 100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd will donate Rs 25 crore while the Azim Premji's Foundation will donate Rs 1000 crore.

"These resources will help enable the dedicated medical and service fraternity in the frontline of the battle against the pandemic and in mitigating its wide-ranging human impact, particularly on the most disadvantaged of our society. Integrated action will be taken for a comprehensive on-the-ground response in specific geographies, focused on immediate humanitarian aid, and augmentation of healthcare capacity, including containing the COVID-19 outbreak and treating those affected by it," Wipro Ltd said in its statement.

"These responses will be carefully coordinated with relevant government institutions and would be executed by the Azim Premji Foundation's 1600-person team, in collaboration with many of its over 350 strong civil society partners, who have a deep presence across the country," the statement added.