Bharti family pledges Rs 7,000 cr to philanthropy

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Publish Date: Nov 24 2017 1:21AM | Updated Date: Nov 24 2017 1:21AM
Bharti family pledges Rs 7,000 cr to philanthropy

Telecom czar Sunil Mittal today said the Bharti family has pledged 10 percent of their wealth totallingRs 7,000 crore to support activities of the group’s philanthropic arm Bharti Foundation.

The amount committed includes three percent of the familys stake in Bharti Airtel, Sunil Mittal, founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, said at a conference.

Bharti family will also set up Satya Bharti University to offer free education to underprivileged youth from economically weaker sections of the society.

The new-age university will focus on science and technology, especially areas like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and robotics, among others.