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Pandemic a "magnifying glass" for structural inequities, injustices: Azim Premji

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”The pandemic has also been a magnifying glass for all our structural inequities and injustices, which exclude hundreds of millions of our fellow citizens from a life of basic dignity. It has made clear that while markets and businesses have an irreplaceable role in a society, even more fundamental are the public goods and public systems,” Premiji said.

Pandemic a "magnifying glass" for structural inequities, injustices: Azim Premji
Wipro Founder Chairman Azim Premji on Monday said the pandemic has been a ”magnifying glass” for structural inequities and injustices that exclude millions of citizens from a life of basic dignity and has made clear the fundamental role of public systems. In a message showcased during Ficci’s 93rd Annual General Meeting, Premji said the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked staggering human misery and tragedy and has been a sharp reminder that the economy is a part of society and that human well-being matters – in all its dimensions equally.
”The pandemic has also been a magnifying glass for all our structural inequities and injustices, which exclude hundreds of millions of our fellow citizens from a life of basic dignity. It has made clear that while markets and businesses have an irreplaceable role in a society, even more fundamental are the public goods and public systems,” he added.
Premji noted that agenda for the nation must include food, shelter, safety and basic social security; equitable and high-quality public education and public health systems; care for the planet and all life on it; elimination of any kind of prejudice and discrimination; and jobs and livelihoods that are just and fair.
”If all of us come together – governments, industry, civil society, politicians, the average citizen, and more – I am sure that this agenda can be fulfilled in large measure. And then we can truly hope to have a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society,” Premji added.

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