Padma Bhushan to Sundar Pichai: India’s Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sindhu honored Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai with the Padma Bhushan, one of the country’s highest civilian awards, in San Francisco, US. Sandhu said on Twitter that it was a pleasure to hand over the Padma Bhushan to Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai in San Francisco. Sundar’s inspirational journey from Madurai to Mountain View strengthens Indo-US economic and technology ties and reaffirms Indian talent.
After receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from the Indian Ambassador to the US, Sundar Pichai said in his blog that he would like to thank Indian Ambassador Sandhu and for hosting him and giving him the Padma Bhushan. For this, he is very grateful to the Government of India and the people of India and expresses immense respect towards them. Sundar Pichai said that India is a part of him. He takes it with him wherever he goes.
What did Sundar Pichai say on receiving Padma Bhushan?
He said in his blog that he was fortunate to have grown up in a family that learned and acquired knowledge. He said that his parents sacrificed a lot to ensure that he (Sundar Pichai) got opportunities to explore his interests.
Accepting the award, Pichai, 50, said it has been wonderful to return to India several times over the years to witness the rapid pace of technological change. He said that the changes made in India from digital payments to voice technology are benefiting people all over the world. He said he looks forward to continuing the great partnership between Google and India as we work together to bring the benefits of technology to more people.
Prime Minister Modi’s praise for Digital India
Sundar Pichai said that Prime Minister Modi’s vision of Digital India has certainly been a milestone in that progress and I am proud that Google has partnered with governments, businesses and communities over two transformative decades to make India better. continued to invest in Every new technology that hits our doorstep has made our lives better, and that experience has given me the opportunity to help build technology that improves lives at Google and for people around the world.
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