December 5, 2023

Sundar Pichai, Google and Alphabet CEO, was once awarded the Padma Bhushan on Friday within the Business and Trade class in San Francisco. India’s Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu passed over the award to Pichai, which is India’s third-highest civilian award. The Madurai-born Pichai was once named one of the vital 17 awardees previous this yr. 

At the eve of the 73rd Republic Day, the Ministry of House Affairs mentioned that Pichai was once given the award. 

After receiving the award, Pichai in his non-public weblog stated that he appreciated to thank Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Consul Normal Prasad for internet hosting him.  

“I’m deeply thankful to the Indian govt and the folk of India for this immense honour. It’s extremely significant to be honoured on this manner through the rustic that formed me.” 

“India is part of me and I raise it with me anywhere I am going. I used to be lucky to develop up in a circle of relatives that beloved finding out and information, with folks who sacrificed so much to verify I had alternatives to discover my pursuits,” he added. 

Ambassador Sandhu wrote on Twitter: “Overjoyed handy over Padma Bhushan to Google CEO Sundar Pichai in San Francisco. His inspirational adventure from Madurai to Mountain View, strengthening India-The us financial and tech ties, reaffirms Indian skill’s contribution to world innovation.” 

Pichai in his notice additionally praised PM Narendra Modi’s “Virtual India imaginative and prescient”. “Top Minister Modi’s Virtual India imaginative and prescient has undoubtedly been an accelerator for that growth, and I’m proud that Google continues to spend money on India, partnering with governments, companies and communities over two transformative many years,” Pichai wrote in his notice.  

He added that each new generation that arrived at our doorstep made our lives higher. And that have put me on a trail to Google, and the risk to lend a hand construct generation that improves the lives of folks everywhere the arena. 

 (With company inputs)