Google and Alphabet Inc’s Sundar Pichai paid tribute to his Indian roots when he received the Padma Bhushan in San Francisco this week. “India is a part of me. Wherever I go, I take it with me.
He said, “I was fortunate to grow up in a family that cherished learning and knowledge, with parents who made great sacrifices to ensure that I had opportunities to explore my interests.”
Significantly, Pichai was among the 17 awardees who were honored with the Padma Bhushan earlier this year. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the trade and industry category. Now, months later, Pichai received India’s third highest civilian honor in San Francisco in the presence of his close family members.
thank you ambassador @SandhuTranjitS, It was a great honor to receive the Padma Bhushan, and to have my family there with me today. I am grateful to the Government of India and the people of India.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) December 3, 2022
“Delighted to hand over the Padma Bhushan to Google CEO Sundar Pichai in San Francisco. His inspirational journey from Madurai to Mountain View strengthens Indo-US economic and technological ties. ties, reaffirms the contribution of Indian talent to global innovation,” India’s Ambassador to the US said on the occasion.
During his meeting with the ambassador, Pichai also talked about India taking over the presidency of the upcoming G20 summit to be held in India in 2023. Pichai said that the global economy by advancing an Internet that is open, connected, secure and works for all.
He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ vision has certainly been an accelerator, “and I’m proud that Google continues to invest in India, partnering with governments, businesses and communities over two transformative decades.” Is,” reported IANS.
Talking about investing in India, Pichai said that Google was investing deeply in digital skilling and the company has partnered with the government and local organizations to train over 55,000 teachers through its Women Will Entrepreneurship program was.
“Earlier this year, we added 24 new languages to Google Translate using a new advance in machine learning. Eight of them are native languages of India,” he said.
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