As Sundar Pichai received the Padma Bhushan award from the Indian envoy to the US, he said, “India is part of me and I carry it with me wherever I go.” The Indian-American Pichai received the Padma Bhushan in the category of Trade and Industry for 2022.
In front of his close family members, Pichai was presented with the third-highest civilian award in India on Friday.
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet, said after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from the Indian envoy to the US: “India is part of me and I carry it with me everywhere I go.”
In the Trade and Industry category, Indian-American Pichai received the Padma Bhushan for 2022. In San Francisco on Friday, Pichai, 50, was presented with India’s third-highest civilian award by his close family members.
The Indian government and people have given me a great honour and I am extremely grateful. In accepting the award from Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s Ambassador to the US, Pichai said, “India is a part of me, and I am looking forward to continuing the great partnership between Google and India as we strive to bring technology to more people.”
“India is a part of me, and I carry it with me wherever I go. Growing up in a family that valued knowledge and learning was a blessing,” he said.
The event was also attended by India’s Consul General in San Francisco, T V Nagendra Prasad.
According to Sandhu, Pichai represents technology’s limitless potential for transformation.
According to him, he has made commendable efforts to make digital tools, and skills accessible across various segments of society around the world.
According to Sandhu, Google should take advantage of the digital revolution happening in India by combining the three Ss – speed, simplicity, and service.
It has been amazing to see how technology has changed so rapidly in India over the years, according to Pichai.
From digital payments to voice technology, India’s innovations are benefiting people around the world.
According to Pichai, businesses are embracing digital transformation, and more people have access to the internet than ever before.
Google has been investing in India for two decades, partnering with governments, businesses, and communities, and I am proud that the Prime Minister’s Digital India vision has certainly contributed to this progress,” Pichai said.
During his acceptance speech, he said, “Every new technology that arrived on our doorstep made our lives better, and that experience led me to Google, where I am able to help build technology that improves people’s lives everywhere.”
There are so many opportunities ahead, according to Pichai.
“This is an amazing opportunity to strengthen the global economy by advancing an open, connected, and secure internet that works for all,” Pichai said of India’s G20 presidency. India officially assumed the G20 Presidency on Thursday, and we look forward to working with you to achieve that goal.
“I look forward to continuing our great partnership and bringing the benefits of technology to more people,” Pichai said.