Azim Premji Foundation, Wipro Commit Rs 1,125 Cr to Fight COVID19
GUWAHATI: In a welcoming move, Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation have together committed Rs 1,125 crore to tackle COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in India.
Of the Rs 1,125 crore, Wipro's commitment is Rs 100 crore, Wipro Enterprises will donate Rs 25 crore and Azim Premji Foundation will make contribution of Rs 1,000 crore. The company said the contribution was in addition to the annual CSR activities of Wipro, and the usual philanthropic spends of the Azim Premji Foundation.
As per a statement by the companies, 'These resources will help enable the dedicated medical and service fraternity in the front line of the battle against the pandemic and mitigating its wide-ranging human impact, particularly on the most disadvantaged of our society.'
Earlier several rumours were doing rounds on social media that Azim Premji has donated INR 50,000 crores to charity to fight COVID19. However, it was later clarified by Wipro that no such donation has been done by Azim Premji and the news doing rounds are misleading.