Indian Philanthropist and Wipro’s founder Azim Premji has evinced interest in investing in Jharkhand during a video chat with the state chief minister Hemant Soren.
In the video conference, he said that the Azim Premji Foundation and Wipro want to coordinate with the Jharkhand government in quality higher education and health.
An official statement by the state government said, “Chief Minister Hemant Soren today discussed many state development issues through video conferencing with Wipro founder Azim Premji. During the talks, Premji told CM that Jharkhand would become a significant state for his foundation and Wipro and expressed his desire to invest in the state.”
His Foundation has plans to establish Azim Premji University, State of the Art Medical College, and Hospital for health and IT Park in Jharkhand to generate employment.
CM Soren, in his statement, thanked Premji Foundation for its support to the state during the pandemic and said, “If Azim Premji Foundation and Wipro would work together with the Jharkhand government, we would be able to make the state self-reliant in many fields.”
Additionally, he said that after the formation of the state, the economic, social, and educational sector had not developed as much as it should have been. The government is working with commitment for positive change in all these areas.
Soren said that Jharkhand is also known for sports and sportspersons. “Our children have proved their talent in the world of cricket and hockey. Jharkhand is also known for natural beauty; we need to identify the potential and work on it,” he said.
He added further that the state government and Azim Premji Foundation would play an essential role in giving a new direction to the state.