Modi, who took a tour of the Google campus seeing the latest products and forward-looking researches, was given a presentation of Google Earth in which the ghats of his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi were shown.
Prior to the Townhall at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may also have done it support his government’s initiative called Digital India.
The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude to the people for their warm welcome and hospitality. Zuckerberg told the audience that “for India to keep making progress it needs to be a leader online”, praising Modi’s example of “using the Internet to communicate directly with Indian citizens”. Modi is an avid user of social media and the second-most followed world leader after U.S. President Barack Obama. Modi aimed to deepen ties with the US technology sector and boost India’s digital infrastructure by promoting his “Digital India” campaign, which seeks to connect thousands more villages to the Internet.
Experts say India’s position is key if a climate change deal is to be signed in Paris later this year.
Narendra Modi has set out on his Silicon Valley journey.
While addressing the audience at the Facebook headquarters in California, both PM Modi and Zuckerberg reminisced about their past and the hardships they had to face before finally tasting sweet success.
Modi said that in the past 16 months, world’s perception about India has changed dramatically.
In the last leg of his visit, the Prime Minister batted for a permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), saying nations that contribute to peacekeeping do not get adequate representation. Modi later met with Apple Inc Chief Executive. “There are [thousands] of mothers who have given up their whole lives for the dreams of their children…A mother never cares what you become“. Facebook had received more than 40,000 questions ranging from Internet expansion in India to unemployment and Modi’s human rights record.
“He is misusing his official state visits and we demand an independent inquiry on the hundreds and millions of dollars, which has been spent in the organisation of such events”.