WIPRO Chairman and Founder of Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives Ajim Premji today met Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik at state secretariat.
During the discussion, Premji congratulated the Chief Minister for the progress made under his leadership in improving health and wellbeing of women and children in state.
He also appreciated the Chief Minister’s effort in dramatic reduction in Infant Mortality Rate from 65% in 2005-06 to 40% in 2015-16. He also appreciated the State Government’s focus on the health of adolescent girls. Premji stressed on future opportunities around addressing malnutrition by expanding the successful MAMATA scheme of conditional cash transfer to cover all children. The Chief Minister thanked him for his support to nutrition program in Odisha.