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Re: Azim Premji the most generous Indian

#1 Postby amitsingh8726 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:40 pm

When it comes to philanthropy, Indians don't share the table with the likes of Bill Gates but still there are a few who do really donate and the latest list is topped by Wipro chairman Azim Premji.

Close on the heels of releasing the second edition of Hurun India Rich List, China-based Hurun Report Inc launched the inaugural Hurun India Philanthropy List 2013, with IT tycoon Azim Hashim Premji emerging as the most generous Indian with a donation of Rs 8,000 crore (Rs 80 billion) in the past year.

Hurun Report included donations made by companies in which an individual had a significant share, by applying the percentage the individual has of the company on the donations.

Education was the most important area for the Indian philanthropists with a total contribution of Rs 12,200 crore (Rs 122 billion).

It was followed by social development (Rs 1,210 crore), healthcare (Rs 1,065 crore), rural development (Rs 565 crore), environmental cause (Rs 170 crore) and agriculture (Rs 40 crore).

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Re: Azim Premji the most generous Indian

#2 Postby Khyati123 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:18 pm

It feels good to know that Indians have made to such a list. Considering that India is considered a poor country on international platform the rich people of our country are helping the poor to get educated and grow seems fantastic. This will help the poor children in education and they'll be able to come out from the vicious circle of poverty. They'll be able to contribute to our national growth and will not be a burden for anyone anymore. So this will help us the entire country. Hats off to those who who utilize their wealth in helping the underprivileged...!!!!!!

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Azim Premji the most generous Indian

#3 Postby Shivani » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:47 am

Do you know that when it comes to the donations, then who is the most generous Indian.You might be thinking that if any Indian also could donate that much so yes in donations Indians are no less than anyone.

India’s Azim Hashim Premji has topped 2013 Hurun India Philanthrophy list prepared by China based Hurun Report Inc.Azim Premji emerged as the most generous Indian with a donation of Rs 8,000 crore in the past year..While next in this list is also an Indian HCL group Chairman Shiv Nadar is the second highest contributor in the list with a donation of Rs 3,000 crore.The Shiv Nadar Foundation, which completed 20 years in philanthropy this year, works towards educational initiatives and expansion programmes, directly benefiting 15,000 students across India.

G M Rao, through GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, donated Rs 740 crore for the education of underprivileged children, becoming the third biggest philanthropist in India's corporate world.Nandan and Rohini Nilekani stand fourth in the list with a contribution of Rs 530 crore.Ronnie Screwvala, whose initiatives are housed under the Swadesh Foundation (UTV group), contributed Rs 470 crore for achieving rural empowerment through the best practices and modern technology values.

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