Wipro innings to go on, says Azim Premji

 CyberMedia Chairman Pradeep Gupta (right) & TiE Delhi Chapter Chairman Saurabh Srivastava  presenting the Dataquest Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 to Wipro Chairman Azim Premji, in New Delhi, on Thursday. PTI

“This lifetime achievement award doesn’t mean the end of my innings at Wipro,” Premji said on Thursday, as he accepted the honour conferred on him by Dataquest magazine in New Delhi. According to him, one either espouses the values set by oneself or the company he or she works for or one doesn’t. “Let there be no shades of grey while following your values.”

Further, Premji was quick to add that he considered neither himself nor people like Naraya Murthy, as the real role models for schoolchildren, pointing out that the real role model must be teachers. “There is a real gap and concern in primary education,”  he said. Government-appointed Chairman for Satyam Computers Service Kiran Karnik said there were still several skeletons lurking in the cupboards of Indian companies.

Karnik, who received the IT Person of the Year Award called for the rotation of statutory auditors and appointment of truly independent directors to protect the interests of small shareholders.

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