San Francisco (USA): Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai was awarded the Padma Bhushan - India’s third-highest civilian award - for 2022 in the Trade and Industry category on Friday in the presence of his close family members in San Francisco. India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu handed over the award to Pichai and said that his “inspirational journey reaffirms Indian talent’s contribution to global innovation”.
“Delighted to hand over Padma Bhushan to Google CEO Sundar Pichai in San Francisco. His inspirational journey from Madurai to Mountain View, strengthening India-America economic and tech ties, reaffirms Indian talent’s contribution to global innovation,” Sandhu wrote on Twitter.
Upon receiving the prestigious award, Pichai in his blog said India is a part of him.
Pichai also recalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of technology to combine the 3s -speed, simplicity, and service.
source: PTI, ANI