1. Wipro chief Azim Premji clarifies on attending RSS event

Wipro chief Azim Premji clarifies on attending RSS event

Wipro Group chairman Azim Premji, who attended an event organised by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh body near Delhi...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 6, 2015 10:36 AM
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Wipro Chairman Azim Premji said some people had expressed apprehension that attending Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh event may appear to be endorsing the ‘ideology’ of the Sangh. (AP)

Wipro Group chairman Azim Premji, who attended an event organised by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) body near Delhi today, said his presence did not mean that he endorsed the view of the forum.

Addressing a session where RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was present, Premji said some people had expressed apprehension that attending the event may appear to be endorsing the “ideology” of the Sangh.

Rejecting such speculation, the IT czar said he believed that merely speaking at a particular forum does not in any way mean that one endorses all or any of the views that are expressed in that forum.

Addressing various delegates at the event organised by ‘Rashtriya Sewa Bharati’, a Sangh body that supports various organisations in the field of social work, he said he respected the work they did, which was the reason for his presence.

Corporate heavyweights including GMR group chairman G M Rao and Zee group chairman Subhash Chandra were among high profile guests at the event.

Premji said if there is divergence or difference of views, they could be resolved through discussion.

To become a truly great country, work is needed on several fronts like elimination of corruption, safety for women, children and disadvantaged sections and support for the poverty stricken, he stressed.

Premji underlined the importance of education especially on primary and secondary education, saying the government has to play a key role in this area and also advocated public investment in this field. Private sector cannot substitute the role of the government in primary education, he said.

Addressing the gathering, G M Rao said he believed that NGOs and philanthropists are social engines for the country. He spoke about the social service ventures of the GMR group and also lauded ‘Rashtriya Sewa Bharati’ for its efforts.

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    Ram
    Apr 6, 2015 at 11:41 am
    When social work is the primary thing he appreciates then nothing stops him from attending as a dignitary in any forum. This can even change the basis of some wrong conviction peoples had in their mind to re-focus their mind into development and work for the people of the country. A simple logic is we see children just running after hitting the bicycle Tyre and running the speed after it. But if some teacher is able to give them right direction and able to groom them then we should have got more athletics. But unfortunately we as parent and citizen never see the limelight of the thing but just see everything as waste of time.
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