Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged everyone to come forward and donate for the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people including commoners, celebrities and prominent people from around the country pledged to contribute towards the PM CARES-Fund.
The latest contribution has come from the second richest man in the country, Mr. Azim Premji. Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd, and Azim Premji Foundation have together pledged to contribute a sum of whopping ₹1,125 crores for the country to tackle the Coronavirus crisis that has been rising rapidly.
On Wednesday, Azim Premji’s company Wipro released a statement announcing about their contribution. The statement read:
“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, focussed on immediate humanitarian aid, and augmentation of healthcare capacity, including containing the covid-19 outbreak and treating those affected by it,
These efforts will fully leverage the technology expertise, sourcing systems, infrastructure, and distribution reach of Wipro,”
As per the statement, of the overall ₹1125 crore, Wipro Ltd’s commitment is ₹100 crore, Wipro Enterprises Ltd’s is Rs 25 crore, and that of the Azim Premji Foundation is Rs 1,000 crore.
As soon as the news of the contribution from Azim Premji came out, social media was flooded with reactions from Twitterati, who are hailing the great man for the same. Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Just read Azim Premji Foundation release to BSE… delighted that they have committed Rs. 1,000 cr to fighting COVID-19… am so happy that even execution will be done by their own 1600 people team in co-ordination with govt. institutions!! this is real CSR.. salute to Mr. Premji
— arun giri (@arungiri) April 1, 2020
Azim Premji donates 50,000 crore to charity. And he is a PROUD INDIAN MUSLIM. And this is our document. Even he was asked to prove his nationality by the fascist BJP Govt. Shame on them!
— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) March 27, 2020
I am yet to come across another wealthy man in India whose heart is as compassionate as Sri Azim Premji’s. God bless him! He is a true inspiration! https://t.co/abRPPGlhKP
— Adv. Somnath Bharti (@attorneybharti) March 27, 2020
Azim premji and Wipro enterprise LTD has confirmed that they will contribute Rs-1125cr to fight against Coronavirus Another reason to Respect this man even more he never makes noise about his Charity still donates Money more than anybody else.!! pic.twitter.com/NXbm3Y6hM5
— aniel-ani 🇮🇳 (@ani_royal007) April 1, 2020
— BARaju (@baraju_SuperHit) April 1, 2020
100 times more than Tata..
2110 times more than Akshay Kumar..
and no one spoke about Azim Premji.. 🙏🙌👏👏
— Zain_Bolte (@zain_naam_hai) March 29, 2020
— [email protected]¶[email protected] (@Bharatbhagyaa) April 1, 2020
Meanwhile, the number of Coronavirus positive patients have been rapidly increasing in the country and has reached to 1590. As per the Health Ministry of India, 386 new cases of Coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours, which is India’s largest single-day jump so far.