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Azim Premji

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Beyond Business: Social Perspectives

Date: 
February 25 , 2011
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation to Entrepreneurs Organisation.
Abstract: 
"In summary we must act on social issues because of three reasons: first, because it is the right thing to do; second, because the issues are too complex for any one agency to handle; and third, because eventually these issues will directly affect business."

3rd anniversary of Mission10X

Date: 
September 6 , 2010
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation at Wipro, Bangalore.
Abstract: 
"The goal of  Mission10X   has been to catalyze the employability of graduates. The method has been by contributing towards institution building. We have considered Teacher empowerment an important component of institution building. In the last three years, Mission10X has worked with 10,000 engineering teachers as practitioners of innovation, to contribute towards this institution building."

Speech to Stanford Sloan Fellows

Date: 
July 1 , 2010
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation to Stanford Sloan Fellows.
Abstract: 
"This is not an easy task. The fact is that job growth in India trails the rise in working-age population. It is important that the gains are spread lot more pervasively across this group, so that the divide between them, if any, is minimized. Education is a crucial enabler that can make this transformation possible. Education spurs the greatest changes. It leads to the creation of a more just and equitable society. It changes the expectation a person has from herself. It is the only way we can upgrade the caliber of the talent pool in the country and build an inclusive society."

Azim Premji Foundation experience

Date: 
September 15 , 2009
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation at the Young President's Organisation. 
Abstract: 
"We believe it will be necessary to set up Education Resource Centers, at least one in each of our 600+ districts, either on our own or through public/private partners who share our vision. The University/ies and Education Resource Centers will in time, create a bank of dedicated professionals who understands the kind of education that needs to be imparted, and who can help create large cadres of trained and committed people in the field."

Public-Private Partnership for the cause of Equitable Quality Education

Date: 
February 25 , 2009
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation at the School Nurturing Programme Inauguration.
Abstract: 
"In a country such as ours achieving quality education is an extremely challenging task and it becomes imperative for the three critical stakeholders – the government, civil society organizations and the corporate sector, to work together in unison to face this challenge."

Teacher's Day Address

Date: 
September 5 , 2008
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation.
Abstract: 
"Our combined aim should be to make India the preferred destination for Research and Development work. For this to happen, students need to unshackle themselves from their existing mindsets and nourish creative thinking.

India growth story needs good quality education

Date: 
February 19 , 2008
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation, Published in Economic Times .
Abstract: 
"In February last year, the finance minister took a bold stance by increasing the 2007-08 school education budgets by 35% to Rs 23,142 crore. This needs to be followed up this year with a similar effort."

The Third National Learning Conference

Date: 
March 24 , 2007
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation.
Abstract: 
"The first point I want to make is that today we live in two different worlds. On the one hand, our constitution makes a commitment to a just, humane and equitable society. On the other hand, we see a world of disparities and a less than satisfactory implementation of legislations, including most importantly, several aspects of the National Education Policy which have still not been implemented. We have the commitment to abolish child labour. We have a commitment to provide education for all, yet millions of our children, including Dalits, tribals and those from economically backward homes are deprived of the most basic school education."

Potential of ICT in Education

Date: 
October 4 , 2007
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation at the Conference for E-9 Countries on ICT.
Abstract: 
"To me ICT is not about the computers or the educational CDs or the internet or the specific device or medium we use. It is really about a different process that we deploy for the purpose of enhancing the quality of education. It is about providing alternative learning experiences to the children who currently do not have options other than the text book as a learning tool."

Managing the Risks of Globalization

Date: 
October 3 , 2007
Venue: 
Speech delivered by Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro Corporation at the ET Annual Awards - CEO Round Table.
Abstract: 

 "I shall just talk from my experience, about three points, which I consider crucial in the context of managing globalization and its risks.

First, the fierce competition of globalization delivers better and cheaper services and goods to the common man. Once the common man gets a taste of this improvement in life it is impossible to deny it to him. So politicians and business people must accept and drive globalization completely – otherwise we will sow seeds of social unrest."