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Azim Premji Foundation, Wipro pledge ₹1,125 crore

BENGALURU : Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd, and Azim Premji Foundation have together committed 1,125 crore to help tackle the crisis arising from the covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Of this, 1,000 crore is from the Foundation alone.

“These resources will help enable the dedicated medical and service fraternity in the front line of the battle against the pandemic and in mitigating its wide-ranging human impact, particularly on the most disadvantaged of our society,” Wipro said on Wednesday.

“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 said.

These responses will then be carefully coordinated with relevant government institutions and would be executed by the Azim Premji Foundation’s 1,600-person team, in collaboration with many of its more than 350 civil society partners across the country.

“These efforts will fully leverage the technology expertise, sourcing systems, infrastructure, and distribution reach of Wipro,” the company said.

Of the 1,125 crore, Wipro Ltd’s commitment is 100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd’s is 25 crore, and that of the Azim Premji Foundation is 1,000 crore.

These sums are in addition to the annual CSR activities of Wipro, and the usual philanthropic spends of the Azim Premji Foundation.

“Modern global society has not confronted a crisis of this magnitude and type. The Azim Premji Foundation and Wipro believe that we must all work together to not only deal with this crisis and minimize its human impact, particularly on the disadvantaged, but also learn from these extraordinary times, to develop a more resilient global community, based on justice, equity, humaneness, and ecological sustainability,” Wipro said.

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