Infosys Foundation Provides Grants Worth INR 4.5 Crore to Restore the Somanatheswara Temple Complex in Lakshmeshwara, Karnataka

Bangalore – December 28, 2015

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Infosys, today shared details of its contribution towards the archaeological restoration of the Somanatheswara Temple Complex, in the town of Lakshmeshwara, located around 40 kms away from Hubli, Karnataka. The Infosys Foundation has contributed INR 4.5 crore towards the architectural and cultural restoration of the temple, including repair of ancient structures as old as 1,400 years. The unveiling of the restored complex was celebrated with a day-long symposium on the town of Lakshmeshwara (previously known as Puligere, a seat of Kannada language), that was held at the temple complex. The symposium was inaugurated by historian N. Sundar.

Lakshmeshwara is a historic town with over 50 stone inscriptions and several temples, of which the Somanatheswara archeological complex is one. The area is renowned for its unique edifices which showcase the finest architecture from the Chalukyan, the Rashtrakuta and the Vijayanagara periods.

As part of its ongoing effort to support programs in art and culture, Infosys Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Conservation of Heritage and Rural Education (CHARE) in 2012 for the conservation of the Somanatheswara temple.

Speaking about Infosys Foundation’s efforts towards the restoration of historical structures, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, said, “While it is crucial to support scientific progress, conserving our ancient historical monuments is equally important. These monuments are a testimony of our rich culture and a magnificent heritage for future generations. The Somanatheswara archeological complex reflects the glory of Karnataka’s artistic craftsmanship and the essence of its culture and tradition. By supporting its restoration, the Infosys Foundation is doing its bit to support historical art and culture.”


About The Infosys Foundation

Established in 1996, the Infosys Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Infosys and has the sole objective of fulfilling the social responsibility of the company by creating opportunities and working towards a more equitable society. The Infosys Foundation has made effective strides in the areas of healthcare, education, social rehabilitation and the arts. The Infosys Foundation takes pride in working with all sections of society, selecting projects with infinite care, and working in areas that traditionally overlooked by society at large.

Infosys contributes two percent of its profits averaged over the past three years to the Foundation each year. For this fiscal, the company has pledged INR 270 crore to the Infosys Foundation.


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