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Gautam Adani family pledges to donate Rs 60,000 crore to charities

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Gautam Adani.(File Photo)

The family of Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani has committed to donate Rs 60,000 crore (around $7.7 billion) to various charities related to healthcare, education, and skill development in the country.

The declaration has been made in the year of the centenary birth anniversary of Gautam Adani's father Shantilal Adani, and Gautam Adani's own 60th birthday.

The 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,” Gautam Adani said.

“At a very fundamental level, schemes 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 learnings from the work done by the Adani foundation will help us uniquely accelerate these programmes,” Adani explained.