New Delhi: India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu handed over the Padma Bhushan, one of many nation’s highest civilian Awards, to Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai in San Fransisco.
Taking to Twitter, Sandhu stated, “Delighted handy over Padma Bhushan to CEO @Google & Alphabet @sundarpichai in San Francisco. Sundar’s inspirational journey from #Madurai to Mountain View, strengthening India-US financial and expertise ties, reaffirms Indian expertise’s contribution to international innovation.”
On the eve of the 73rd Republic Day, the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs acknowledged that Sundar Pichai could be conferred with Padma Bhushan.
After receiving the Padma Bhushan award from Sandhu, Pichai in his weblog stated, “I wish to thank Ambassador Sandhu and Consul Common Prasad for internet hosting me to obtain the Padma Bhushan. I’m deeply grateful to the Indian authorities and the individuals of India for this immense honour. It’s extremely significant to be honoured on this manner by the nation that formed me.”
“India is part of me. I carry it with me wherever I’m going. (Not like this stunning award which I’ll maintain someplace secure),” he added.
In keeping with the weblog, Google CEO stated that he’s lucky to develop up in a household that cherished studying and information, with dad and mom who sacrificed lots to make it possible for he had alternatives to discover his pursuits.
Each new expertise that arrived at our doorstep made our lives higher. And that have put me on a path to Google, and the prospect to assist construct expertise that improves the lives of individuals all around the world, Pichai added.
Appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India imaginative and prescient, Pichai stated that Digital India’s imaginative and prescient has definitely been an accelerator for that progress.
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— Taranjit Singh Sandhu (@SandhuTaranjitS) December 2, 2022
He additionally stated that he felt proud to proceed its funding in India, partnering with governments, companies and communities over two transformative a long time.
“We lately introduced that we’ll be investing USD 10 billion in India’s digital future, working to allow extra reasonably priced web entry, constructing merchandise for India’s distinctive wants, serving to companies of all sizes of their digital transformation, and utilizing AI to sort out large societal challenges,” Google CEO stated.
He additional acknowledged, “We’re additionally investing deeply in digital skilling, and have skilled over 1 million ladies by way of our WomenWill Entrepreneurship Program and over 55,000 academics in partnership with the federal government and native organizations. We’ve additionally sponsored over 100,000 Google Profession Certificates sponsorships in collaboration with the NASSCOM Basis and Tata Try.”
Speaking in regards to the languages added to Google Translate, Pichai stated that 8 of 24 are languages native to India. It means a lot to see how individuals can entry info and information of their most well-liked language, and see the world confide in them in new methods.
“That’s why I proceed to be so optimistic about expertise, and why I consider India can and should proceed to guide,” he added.
Pichai additionally stated that he’s wanting ahead to persevering with the good partnership between Google and India, as we work collectively to deliver the advantages of expertise to extra individuals.