"As our work as well as our situation evolved, we realized that focus on universal vaccination was just as important as other initiatives," said Premji
India's IT major Wipro has committed a grant of another Rs 1,000 crorefor COVID-19 vaccination. IT comes after the Rs 1,125-crore support last year. The additional grant will be focussed primarily on universal vaccination, the Founder and Chairman,AzimPremji, said at the foundation day event of the Bombay Chartered Accountants' Society.
Last year too, Wipro had announced aRs 1,125-crore help for the pandemic and also converted its facilities at Pune into hospitals. "As our work as well as our situation evolved, we realized that focus on universal vaccination was just as important as other initiatives. So, we have added that as a key element of our COVID-19 relief strategy and committed an additional Rs 1,000 crore for it," Premji said.
He also expressed his concern over the loss of schooling days due to the pandemic. He further questioned the idea of promoting school students to the next classwithout examination. "The worst thing that we could do is to ignore the past one and a half years and just keep promoting children to the next class without helping them to learn what they should have learnt. We can create an enormous deficit which can never be filled up otherwise," he said.
Premjialso suggested a graded approach of conducting classes in open areas for the time being and vaccinating the teachers and students at the earliest. He also stressed upon re-engineering education programmes to make up for the schooling time lost since the last year.
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