Microsoft’s Satya Nadella in India: From Narendra Modi to Jayant Sinha, here’s what they said
Global IT major Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella on his trip to India met the who’s who of the Indian establishment including PM Narendra Modi, MoS Finance Jayant Sinha, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and others. Here we cull out top 5 quotes and reactions:
Global IT major Microsoft Corporation CEO Satya Nadella on his trip to India met the who's who of the Indian establishment including PM Narendra Modi, MoS Finance Jayant Sinha, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and others. Here we cull out top 5 quotes and reactions:
1. Satya Nadella at Microsoft's 'Tech For Good, Ideas for India' event: "Our mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. It's not about celebrating our technologies. It's about celebrating technologies that you all in India create.”
2. Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha: Technology is a platform of growth for India. If you innovate in India for India, you are going to be able to innovate for the world and India then can become the entrepreneurial engine for the next 6 billion people on the planet just like the US is the entrepreneurial engine for the top one billion people…. That's the opportunity we have, and that is India's economic future," he stressed.
3. Ravi Shankar Prasad after meeting Satya Nadella tweeted this statement: "CEO @Microsoft @satyanadella met me today. Discussed in enhancing cooperation with Microsoft towards @_DigitalIndia," the minister tweeted after the meeting.
With an impending US visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an interview to the respected us newspaper the Wall Street Journal, and a direct question in it over the controversy forced him to to break his silence on the topic even if to retort sharply that the reappointment of RBI governor was an administrative subject. Modi said, "I don't think this administrative subject can be an issue of interest to the media". He added, "Besides, it will come up only in September, not now".
5. In between, Satya Nadella found time to quote Mirza Ghalib to students and entrepreneurs: “'Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikle, Bahut niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikle'. I learn something new (from these Ghalib lines)… There are so many layers in there… My interpretation of that is… it's not just your dreams being fulfilled, it is your ability to dream that is worth dying for. It is a source of inspiration.'"