Narayana Murthy receives James C. Morgan award

By : |November 19, 2012 0

SILICON VALLEY, USA: Indian philanthropist N.R. Narayana Murthy, who founded tech services giant Infosys along with six colleagues and went on to become one of India’s most influential advocates for health care and rural development, was honored with the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, sponsored by Applied Materials, at Silicon Valley, CA, said a press release.

Narayana 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 and Applied Materials’ Chairman Emeritus James C. Morgan, who inspired the award.

Aninda Moitra, president and managing director, Applied Materials India said, “This award honors individuals whose broad vision and leadership have resulted in a significant positive change to the world. It is an honor for us to commemorate Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian entrepreneur and philanthropist who is the recipient of this year’s award and we look up to him as a role model. His contribution to India and the Indian IT industry is monumental. He has set the benchmark for doing business globally and has played a large role in putting India on the global IT map.”

Since the inception of The Tech Awards program in 2001, 245 laureates around the world have been recognized for their work to change millions of lives for the better, said the press release.

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