Philanthropy at its most generous:  Sudha Murty announces Rs. 25 crore aid for Kodagu
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Philanthropy at its most generous: Sudha Murty announces Rs. 25 crore aid for Kodagu

Mysuru: ‘Giving back to the society’ has been the policy of the Infosys First Family, with Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murty taking the lead.

Well-known for various philanthropic gestures, Sudha Murty, the Chairperson of Infosys Foundation which is the charity arm of the IT bellwether, today announced that the Foundation will donate Rs. 25 crore for rehabilitation works in flood-ravaged Kodagu District.

After inaugurating the 10-day Dasara atop Chamundi Hill this morning, Sudha Murty, also a prolific writer, said that Rs. 25 crore will be exclusively for rehabilitation works including construction of houses for those who have been rendered homeless.

“Infosys has grown from just Rs. 10,250 and today it is an IT giant, with headquarters in Bengaluru and providing jobs for lakhs of people worldwide. This would not have been possible without the support of the people of Karnataka, the successive governments and the local talent pool. We believe in giving back to the society and now our energies are focussed on that,” she said and added, “Infosys will construct houses for the people in Kodagu and the government can provide other facilities such as roads and drinking water.”

“Infosys will construct houses for the people in Kodagu and the government can provide other facilities such as roads and drinking water. The Foundation will take up work on laying a walking path at Hebbal Lake in Mysuru at a cost of Rs. 10 to 15 crore. The Foundation has already spent Rs. 38 crore for the development of the Hebbal Lake that includes silt removal, beautification, laying of stone benches, etc.,” she said.

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Recalling the contribution of the Wadiyars for Karnataka unification, she said that Wadiyars were the gift of the land. “Without Wadiyars, Karnataka would have been further divided and shared among other States. They were the unifying factor,” she added.

October 10, 2018

7 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Philanthropy at its most generous: Sudha Murty announces Rs. 25 crore aid for Kodagu”

  1. Rajiv says:

    Thanks to Sudha Murthy for te generosity! What us equally important is, how it is going to be managed! I have contributed to many distaster funds from Bhopal Gas tragedy to Gujarath earth quake, and tsunami funds but in reality, the true victims don’t get to see the benefits while the victims will be recruited post the disaster ! Politicians are the culprit who just use this as a leaching oppurtunity! People like DKShi are always on the prowl!
    So, madam, please don’t be so naive to think that Karnatake government will use it the way you intend!

  2. sasi says:

    Instead of giving to Govt. The foundation should build houses for the needy people.

  3. Rao says:

    Appreciate the gesture by Sudha Murthy but I cannot get over the question as ‘why she chose to wait’ to announce this on a grand manner during Dasara? Is it sign of upcoming ambition?

    • Prakash R says:

      Mr. Rao, Your comment is excellent! Many a times we think people are straight forward, but in reality, they may not be. Sudha murthy is a good person, but the timing of her announcing is not in good taste to people like us!
      Compared to westerners, our Indian rich people give meager amount to charity. They keep it for their sons and grandsons! We have to learn a lot from westerners!

    • hegde says:

      Completely agree with observation. Off late the kind of media attention she is getting rises obvious questions.
      Never the less among the rotten lot; she looks promising. After all we Indians are always hypocrites.

  4. ankeatas says:

    Why give it to Govt, now this will not reach the genuine people. Espeacially this Kumar Swamy, Revanna, known for looting the public money. Sad the way it is happening.

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