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On Gautam Adani's 60th birthday, the Adani Family commits Rs 60,000 Cr to charity
AHMEDABAD, India, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/

    Donation to be utilized in healthcare, education, and skill development

    On the year of the centenary birth anniversary of Gautam Adani's father 
Shri Shantilal Adani, and Gautam Adani's own 60th birthday, the Adani Family 
has committed a donation of Rs 60,000 crore to a range of social causes. This 
corpus will be administered by the Adani Foundation.

    To utilize the potential of India's demographic advantage, there is an ever 
growing need to focus on the areas of healthcare, education, and skill 
development. The shortfalls in each of these areas are roadblocks for an 
'Atmanirbhar Bharat.' The Adani Foundation has gained rich experience in 
working with communities focused on integrated development efforts across all 
these areas. Addressing these challenges can significantly enhance the 
competence and competitiveness of the future workforce.

    "In addition to being the 100th birth anniversary of my inspiring father, 
this year also happens to be the year of my 60th birthday and therefore the 
family decided to contribute Rs. 60,000 crores towards charitable activities 
related to healthcare, education, and skill development, especially in the 
rural regions of our nation," said Mr. Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group. "At 
a very fundamental level, programs related to all these three areas should be 
seen holistically and 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. 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."

    On this occasion, Mr. Azim Premji, Chairman of Azim Premji Foundation and 
Founder Chairman of Wipro Limited and widely recognized as one of the greatest 
philanthropists of our times 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 of Wealth at the peak of our business success 
and need not wait for our sunset years." He further added "The challenges and 
possibilities of our country demand that we 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 endeavor."

    Over the years, the Adani Foundation has responded to society's changing 
needs in alignment with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – be it 
sustainable livelihoods, health and nutrition, and education for all or 
addressing environmental concerns – with an enhanced focus on the empowerment 
of women, working with multiple stakeholders at the grassroots. Today, it 
covers 3.7 million people in 2,409 villages across 16 states in India.  

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    Source - Adani Enterprise Limited
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