Bangalore, December 28, 2004
Infosys Technologies today announced a contribution of Rs. 5 crore to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to assist the victims of the giant tsunami that ravaged South and South East Asia early last Sunday. In its effort to reach out to the tens of thousands of people rendered homeless, the company is also actively supporting its employees’ efforts across group companies globally, to make monetary and material contributions towards aid operations.
Expressing his grief over the calamity, Mr. Nandan M. Nilekani, CEO, President and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies Limited, said, “We believe it is the duty of every corporate citizen to address the people's most basic requirements immediately in a disaster situation such as this. Through this contribution we hope to provide flexible resources to meet emergency needs such as food, water, clothing, shelter material and other supplies to aid the survivors.”
“We also have a lot of Infoscions who have expressed their eagerness to support relief efforts and our employee teams are visiting and offering aid to people in affected areas,” he added.
On several occasions in the past, Infosys and its employees, have come together to contribute towards many worthwhile causes like the 9/11 WTC disaster, the Gujarat earthquake, drought relief and the Orissa cyclone.
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