Here's what Ratan Tata said after announcing Rs 500 cr donation to fight Covid-19
The Tata Trusts Chairman took to Twitter to announce 'the need of the hour'.
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Calling COVID-19 crisis as 'one of the toughest challenges that the human race will face', the 82-year-old businessman, who is well known for his philanthropy, shared the note from his charitable organisation. He captioned the post, "Tata Trusts and Tata group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time."
The COVID 19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata group co… https://t.co/GQ6H6sSFcF— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) 1585392484000
This donation is so far the biggest contribution made by any Indian.
In the statement issued by the charitable trust, Tata said the current situation in India and across the world is of grave concern and needs immediate action.
The amount would be used for personal protective equipment for the medical personnel on the frontline, respiratory systems for treating increasing cases, testing kits to increase per capita testing, setting up modular treatment facilities for infected patients, and knowledge management and training of health workers plus the general public.
Chairman, Mr. Ratan N Tata’s statement on Tata Trusts COVID 19 strategy. https://t.co/ponrszzXtW— Tata Trusts (@tatatrusts) 1585392437000
A day before the donation that was touted s one of the warmest gestures made by a corporate benevolence, Taj Group of Hotels that was built by Jamsetji, Tata’s great-grandfather, sent free meals to patients, doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers at Mumbai's government hospitals. The efforts were lauded by Team India skipper Virat Kohli and RPG Group boss Harsh Goenka.
@TajHotels https://t.co/iRFhmXA6Ec— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1585303843000
Just weeks after the outbreak escalated in the country, the Tata Group had decided to full payments to their temporary workers and daily wage earners, for March and April, working across their offices and production sites in India. The company said they would also pay its workers even if they fail to report for work due to precautionary measures.