N.R. Narayana Murthy Named Global Humanitarian

His accomplishments in both business and charitable endeavors are remarkable, but I was most impressed by his humility as an influential entrepreneur and philanthropist, N.R. Narayana Murthy, was announced as the recipient of the 2012 James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award at a recent event at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California.

In acknowledging praise for his contributions to society, Mr. Murthy talked of “transforming the world through ideas and technology” and stressed the importance of solving the problems of poverty through the creation of jobs. In expressing his gratitude for the award, he spoke of philanthropy as bringing justice and equity to the world and making the planet more peaceful and harmonious.

The Award, which is inspired by Applied Materials Chairman Emeritus, Jim

Morgan, honors individuals whose broad vision and leadership are focused on addressing critical global problems. Mr. Murthy, along with six colleagues, founded tech services giant, Infosys, and went on to become one of India’s most influential advocates for health care and rural development through his work with the Infosys Foundation.

Murthy joins an impressive roster of recipients of The James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award that includes internet entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, education and cross-cultural dialogue advocate Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. He will accept the honor at the Tech Awards gala in Santa Clara, California on November 15, 2012.

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