Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his trip to the US is set to visit the Silicon Valley, and in addition to visiting Facebook HQ, his itinerary also includes a stopover at the Googleplex. Ahead of his visit, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has put up a welcome message on YouTube. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
Pichai starts off by saying that Modi s impending visit has caused tremendous excitement among all Googlers and the entire Indian community . Prime Minister Modi, welcome to the Silicon Valley, we hope your visit will energize the people in the Valley, excite Indians all across the country, and renew and strengthen our partnership, he says. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard before
Pichai expresses his complete support for PM Modi s Digital India initiative. He starts off by saying that the PM s initiative has received a lot of support in the Silicon Valley. We at Google, as well as many across the world, are passionate about playing our part. There is no more important role today for companies to help connect the next billion Internet users, Pichai says.
He also gives a brief look at how Google is working towards helping the next billion connect to the Internet for the first time. These include products and services that work on low bandwidth and even offline, making the web accessible in Indic languages, providing low-cost Chromebooks to Indian schools, and investing in core infrastructure and affordable smartphones with Android One.
Pichai s overall message is quite welcoming and there seems to be genuine excitement in the Valley ahead of PM Modi s visit.
As mentioned above, Modi will also be visiting the Facebook HQ to participate in town hall Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg, and also meet Adobe System’s Shantanu Narayen, and Sandisk’s Sanjay Mehrotra. Furthermore, the biggest event on his itinerary is when he addresses the Indian community at the SAP Center in San Jose.