Azim Premji Led Wipro Pledges Rs 1,125 Crore For Comprehensive On Ground Response Against Coronavirus

Azim Premji Led Wipro Pledges Rs 1,125 Crore For Comprehensive On Ground Response Against CoronavirusAzim Premji, chairman of Wipro, India (© Monika Flueckiger / World Economic Forum, swiss-image.ch / CC-BY-SA-2.0)

The Azim Premji Foundation has donated Rs 1,000 crore for a comprehensive on the ground response to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, an official said on Wednesday (1 April).

"Modern global society has not confronted a crisis of this magnitude and type and all must work together to not only deal with this crisis and minimise its human impact, particularly on the disadvantaged," said Azim Premji Foundation''s spokesperson in a statement.

The foundation's 1,600-member team will coordinate with the government institutions in collaboration with the 350 member strong civil society partners to put the funds to good use.

On top of the Rs 1,000 crore pledge, Wipro has committed Rs 100 crore and Wipro Enterprises has committed 25 crore towards the cause.

With Inputs From IANS