Infosys Foundation Commits Rs 100 Crore In Fight Against Covid-19 In India
Salil Parekh, chief executive officer of Infosys Ltd., gestures as he speaks during an interview in Davos, Switzerland. (Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

Infosys Foundation Commits Rs 100 Crore In Fight Against Covid-19 In India

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Infosys Foundation has committed Rs 100 crore to support efforts towards fighting COVID-19 in India—50 percent of this amount will go to the PM CARES Fund.

Commenting on the pledge, Infosys Ltd.’s Chief Executive Officer Salil Parekh said it’s imperative for businesses to join hands with governments, civil society and healthcare institutions in the battle to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus—one of the toughest challenges that the world has been faced with.

"At such a time, it is imperative for businesses to join hands with the governments, civil society as well as healthcare institutions to support the communities we live and serve in," Parekh was quoted as saying in a statement of Infosys Foundation, the Bengaluru-headquartered company's philanthropic arm.

Infosys Foundation, both in India and in the U.S., is extending resources and tech know-how to help people who are most impacted by the pandemic, he said.

Infosys Foundation Chairperson Sudha Murty added, "These are unprecedented times that require every section of the society to rise up to the challenge." The philanthropic organisation is already working with multiple state governments and non-governmental organisations to expand its reach across the country.

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