Adani family pledges Rs 60,000 crore to charity on Gautam Adani's birthday
The Adani family on the occasion of Gautam Adani's 60th birthday and his father Shantilal Adani's 100th birthday, pledged Rs 60,000 to charity on Thursday, June 23. The donation will be administered by the Adani Foundation and will go towards activities related to healthcare, education and skill development.
Gautam Adani took to Twitter to announce the donation and said the contribution is to help "build an equitable, future-ready India".
Gautam Adani said that the programs related to healthcare, education and skill development should be seen holistically as they collectively form the drivers to build an equitable and future-ready India. "Our experience in large project planning and execution and the learnings from the work done by the Adani Foundation will help us uniquely accelerate these programs," he added.
He continued, "This contribution from the Adani Family intends to draw upon some of the brightest minds that have a passion to make a difference in the Adani Foundation's journey to do more towards fulfilling our 'Growth with Goodness' philosophy."
Responding to the announcement, Azim Premji, the chairman of Azim Premji Foundation and founder chairman of Wipro Limited said, "Gautam Adani and his family's commitment towards philanthropy should set an example that we can all try to live Mahatma Gandhi's principle of 'trusteeship' at the peak of our business success. We need not wait for our sunset years."
He further added that the challenges and possibilities of the country demand that people work together as one, cutting across all divides of wealth, region, religion, caste, and more. "I wish Gautam Adani and his foundation the very best in this important national endeavour," said Azim Premji.