India | March 24, 2023: Mr. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group, and Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group, met Smt. Draupadi Murmu, Hon’ble President of India, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan to discuss the various initiatives Piramal Foundation has taken to solve the most intractable problems in the country. The Hon’ble President was presented with a book titled, ‘Doing Well & Doing Good,’ that features the various initiatives undertaken by the Piramal Foundation in areas of tribal health and welfare, education, water conservation, Ayushman Bharat, and digital healthcare services.
(Left to Right – Mr. Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group; Smt. Draupadi Murmu, Hon’ble President of India and Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Group)
The book offers a view into the pan-India programmes ran by Piramal Foundation across the social sector ecosystem and their impact. The Foundation’s portfolio of solutions comprises of Big Bets that will leapfrog India towards achieving her Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. One of the Foundation’s critical programmes – Anamaya, the Tribal Health Collaborative – is focused on working closely with tribal communities to eliminate TB, reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates, improve healthcare access through traditional tribal medicine, and integrating art and culture in tribal health.
The Aspirational Districts Collaborative aims to uplift the lives of 100 million people living in abject poverty in 112 Aspirational Districts by 2030 through hyperlocal collaboration and last mile convergence. Under this program, the Foundation is working towards mobilizing foundational literacy and learning, screening and treating people with anaemia, and fostering self-reliance and ownership in water management. The book also features other initiatives such as the Piramal School of Leadership which nurtures leaders of tomorrow in the fields of education, health and climate sustainability, and the Digital Bharat Collaborative which looks at implementing digital architecture for improved healthcare services.
During the meeting, the Hon’ble President appreciated the initiatives taken by the Piramal Foundation to work towards addressing critical issues across India’s social sector ecosystems and touching the lives of over 113 million Indians across 27 states, 2 Union Territories.