Gautam Adani has offered to provide free school education to children who lost parents in the Odisha train crash.
The billionaire, in a tweet in Hindi, said it is a joint responsibility of all to support the victims and their families and give a better tomorrow to the children. The deadliest rain accident in nearly three decades left nearly 300 dead and hundreds injured.
“We are all deeply disturbed by the train accident in Odisha. We have decided that the Adani Group will take care of the school education of the innocents who have lost their parents in this accident. It is the joint responsibility of all of us to support the victims and their families and give a better tomorrow to the children,” he said.
Gautam Adani is the Chairman of the diversified Adani Group, which spans ports to energy, commodities, airports and data centres. The conglomerate, through its ports arm Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, operates Dhamra Port in Odisha which has a bulk and liquid cargo handling facility.
In December 2022, the Group had proposed to establish two medical colleges in Odisha to improve healthcare facilities at the district level. It plans to build the colleges in Bhadrak and Rayagada on a public-private partnership mode. It had submitted a formal proposal to the state’s Health and Family Welfare department.