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BANGALORE: Kumari Shibulal, along with husband and Infosys co-founder S.D. Shibulal, has been involved in philanthropic activities through Sarojini Damodaran Foundation & Advaith Foundation for the last 15 years.
Kumari Shibulal recently announced a donation of approximately Rs. 36 crore to two of their charitable institutions, Sarojini Damodaran Foundation & Advaith Foundation.
The family has pledged 60% of the donation to Sarojini Damodaran Foundation and 40% to Advaith Foundation.
Kumari Shibulal, who has long touted the obligations of the fortunate to share with those in need, believes in leadership by example.
“Compassion is something I have watched my mother practice when I was a little girl growing up in a village in Ramamangalam in Muvattupuzha, Kerala. Someone would come to our house and ask for food. My mother would either share from her plate or starve to feed another. I made a promise to myself that I would do the same.” says Kumari.
“It is easier to give away money. What leaves a mark is when one spares the gift of time, inspiration, ideas and above all else, a strong voice to those in need,” she adds.
Ever since the inception of their first charitable trust in 1999, the foundations have been working tirelessly on highly targeted and stringently monitored campaigns for a myriad of social causes. These include education and mentoring, child cardiac surgeries, nutrition, women empowerment, old age pension schemes and organic farming.
The INR 36 crore donation will be a financing vehicle to continue supporting these causes and expand its reach to a larger audience.