Written by Azim Premji |
Updated: October 11, 2019 11:20:53 am
Those of us who are privileged to be in leadership roles will realise that the power of position diminishes with time, whereas moral leadership endures.
It was Mahatma Gandhi who, after my mother, most strongly influenced my thinking and actions on what I should do with the privilege of my wealth. My mother was one of the founder members of a charitable orthopaedic hospital for disabled children — one of the first in the country after Independence — which she ran for 50 years as the executive chairperson. I observed, through my childhood, what it took to do that, and the difference it made in the lives of people.