Padma Bhushan Awardee, Dr. Ajai Chowdhry donates 1.2 Crores to help fight COVID-19
In wake of the ongoing nation-wide lockdown to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic, and to support the National Capital Territory of Delhi in its response against the deadly virus, Dr. Ajai Chowdhry, arecipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award, has contributed INR 1.2 crore. The funds have gone towards arranging 80,000 meals for the poor and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for 7,000 doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers in Delhi.
Commenting on the same, Dr. Ajai Chowdhry said, “It is time for us to collectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in our best capacity. Governments, private entities, and philanthropic organizations must come together to act swiftly to ensure food and medical aid is made available to those who need it the most. Delhi is my city and I’m proud to be of some help in this moment of crisis. I will continue to support the ongoing efforts to fight this epidemic in any way I can”.
Dr. Chowdhry is one of the Founders of HCL. He was nominated by the President of India to be the Chairman of IIT, Hyderabad and then IIT, Patna. In 2011, He was conferred the Padma Bhushan Award for his landmark contributions to the Indian IT industry. Dr. Chowdhry is also the Founder of Swayam Charitable Trust and a Trustee of SaveLIFE Foundation.
Mr Piyush Tewari, CEO and Founder, SaveLIFE Foundation said, “Dr. Chowdhry’s selfless contribution towards fighting the COVID-19 epidemic in Delhi is a great example for philanthropists across India to follow. There’s indeed much that all of us can do together to save lives and keep our communities safe.”