Azim Premji’s Wipro Distributed 30 Lakh Cooked Meals Among Needy People During Lockdown

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IT czar Azim Hashim Premji.

Clarion India

NEW DELHI— In perhaps the biggest humanitarian gesture from any Indian corporate in recent history, the Wipro Limited of IT czar Azim Hashim Premji has served around 30 lakh meals over the past 74 continuous days during the Coronavirus-driven lockdown.

“We finished the last of the cooked meals from our Wipro kitchens as part of our relief work. We served 2.97 millions meals over 74 continuous days. Thanks to the entire Wipro team behind this effort. Your commitment, resilience and humanity is greatly appreciated,” said Azim Premji’s son and Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji in a tweet Monday morning.

Earlier this week, Wipro converted its IT facility in Pune into a 450-bed dedicated COVID-19 hospital. The hospital prepared in a month after signing an MoU with the Maharashtra government was inaugurated by state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on June 11.

In early April, days after the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 24, Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Ltd and Azim Premji Foundation had together committed Rs 1,125 crore towards tackling the unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis in the country. They have since provided medical and related infrastructural support to several state governments.

Also read: Azim Premji’s Wipro Converts its Pune IT Facility into 450-Bed COVID-19 Hospital

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