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Google partners with Indian company to support rural education

February 7, 2011

It was interesting to see Google going the way of some other major corporations in supporting education in India. 

Google recently pledged$5 million to the India-based Bharti Foundation to upgrade and develop fifty elementary schools in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

While Google donates nearly $150 million to support various causes each year, this is the company’s first such direct charitable initiative in India.

The Bharti Foundation was established in 2000 by Bharti Enterprises — the parent company of Bharti Airtel Limited, India’s largest telecom provide. Last fall, CEO Sunil Mittal of Bharti Enterprises was named the Philanthropist of the Year by the Asian Awards for his aid to education for the underprivileged.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. arun pandey permalink
    April 5, 2011 3:09 pm

    We have a school in remote location in pratapgardh ( uttarpradesh) which is running upto 12 standard. We have got recognition of up board. We need partners who can support us fanancially & technically also to do better for our people .

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