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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Releases Video Welcoming PM Modi

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| September 24 , 2015 , 13:28 IST
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in New York for his second US visit, India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai greeted the PM via a Youtube video. [caption id="attachment_129756" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Sundar Pichai google video welcome narendra modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by the people on his arrival in New York on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)[/caption] "It is an honour to welcome PM Narendra Modi to Silicon Valley this weekend," he added. "I hope PM Modi's visit will energise people in the Silicon Valley." "We're looking forward to your remarks at the SAP Centre in San Jose, and also when you come to Google," Mr Pichai said. Lauding Digital India initiative, Pichai said, "India is undergoing its own revolution. This will get people in rural areas online. Low cost of bandwidth, offline strategy, affordable phones will connect more people." ALSO READ: Modi In USA: PM Lands In New York On Second Visit To Nation The first Indian leader to visit California in more than three decades, PM Modi will have meetings with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and electric carmaker Tesla's iconic CEO Elon Musk, among others. Besides a town-hall style Q&A session at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters, PM Modi will also be meeting Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai and Shantanu Narayen, the India-born CEOs of Microsoft, Google, and Adobe respectively. Modi is the first Indian prime minister to visit the Bay Area since Morarji Desai picked up an award at University of California, Berkeley in 1978 and Indira Gandhi visited Los Angeles in 1982.

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