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Government of India
Ministry of Electronics & IT
08 DEC 2021 5:33PM by PIB Delhi
PM Narendra Modi's policies and vision is empowering entrepreneurship and opportunities: MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology of India, Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar inaugurated the first-ever standalone office of the tech giant Meta (formerly known as Facebook) in Gurugram, Haryana today.
 

On the occasion of the launch, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “PM Narendra Modi's policies and vision is empowering entrepreneurship and opportunities in India. As a result, tremendous energy is being unleashed in India by the power of entrepreneurship. Technology is catalyzing entrepreneurship and fueling growth of investments and economic growth. I have always been talking about both entrepreneurship and technology because I believe the two are deeply connected and intersected.”

This new office, which is supposed to host the Centre for Fuelling India's New Economy (C-FINE), will also be dedicated to training and skilling India's small business owners, creators, entrepreneurs and local communities.

He further added, “I hope initiatives like C-FINE, where technology is being positioned to fuel entrepreneurship & innovation and empower youngsters all around the country,taking their dreams & creating critical mass, size & scale with that, is exactly what the power of the internet and technology should be. The reason why I have committed so many years to public life is to see that technology is all about doing good and transforming lives of the people.”

Meta’s office will act as a hub with a dedicated area for demonstrating how technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are going to transform the sectors of education, commerce and healthcare. Commenting on the same, he said, “I believe that there is unprecedented opportunity for us as a nation. The world is being disrupted, and is changing & expanding due to the use of technology. We have a government that is deeply committed to technology.”

He concluded the ceremony with, “Hearing stories about how entrepreneurship has been empowered by platforms reaffirm what I have been saying through the late 80’s that the internet must be harnessed for the collective good of people.”

About: Meta office launch in Gurugram, Haryana by the Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology of India, Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

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