A video of author and philanthropist Sudha Murty packing relief material has gone viral on social media for all the right reasons. The unassuming wife of co-founder Narayan Murthy sets an example by packing the material herself, while supervising the work of other volunteers.
The viral video shows a room with packets of relief material – all embossed with Infosys logo. The 68-year-old is seen opening a carton, passing on material to others who are seated, and overseeing the packing process. She then proceeds to help pack material herself. The video has been shared on Twitter by many including Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, who all have praised her humility and her desire to help people.
There are some people who never get carried away with money. They are down to earth.— Kiran Kumar S (@KiranKS) August 21, 2018
This great lady Sudha Murthy, has a household net worth in excess of ₹12,000,00,00,000!!
But her humble attitude and desire to serve those in need, is incredibility motivating.
Hats off madam! pic.twitter.com/YNZw9CmgKq
There are some people who never get carried away with money. They are down to earth.— Shreeshaililkal (@Shreeshaililkal) August 21, 2018
This great lady Sudha Murthy, has a household net worth in excess of $2.1 billion But her humble attitude and desire to serve those in need, is incredibility motivating.
Hats off madam! pic.twitter.com/cLg6kPuXgq
Sudha who is the Chairperson of Infosys Foundation and also one of the richest women in the country, is an active supporter of rural education, public hygiene, poverty alleviation.
This video comes in the wake of another viral video where HD Revanna, brother of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and Minister for Public Works is seen throwing biscuit packets at flood survivors in Hassan district.
While the opposition BJP was quick to hit out at Revanna for his “arrogant act”, several social media users called out the PWD Minister for being insensitive to those affected by the floods. However, CM Kumaraswamy defended his brother stating that there had been no space in the relief camp for Revanna to distribute the packets.
The rains that triggered floods and landslides in Kodagu district in Karnataka have claimed the lives of 12 people since August 12, while reducing to rubble villages, roads and houses. With the sun coming out on Monday, the rehabilitation process has begun.
In Kerala, the scale of devastation has been much larger, with the death toll over 350, while over a lakh people have been displaced in the floods.
Organisations and individuals have pitched in from across the country to reach help people in distress. All MLAs, MPs and MLCs in the state have pledged to donate their salaries for the cause of rehabilitation. Similarly, police officials, state transport officials have also pledged one day’s salaries for the same cause.