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Mark Zuckerberg changes profile picture to support Digital India

New Delhi: Ahead of a proposed meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberk today changed his profile picture on social media in support of Digital India.In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said, “I
India TV News Desk September 27, 2015 21:30 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Ahead of a proposed meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberk today changed his profile picture on social media in support of Digital India.

In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said, “I changed my profile picture to support Digital India, the Indian government's effort to connect rural communities to the internet and give people access to more services online. Looking forward to discussing this with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Facebook today. Show your support for Digital India at fb.com/supportdigitalindia.”

Modi and Zuckerberg will soon meet at Facebook headquarters.

PM Modi in his meeting today with the tech honchos of Silicon Valley pitched for his flagship Digital India initiative.

Top CEOs of American companies have endorsed ambitious 'Digital India' programme, describing it as a vision that would bring India technologically at par with the rest of the world.

"Digital India will bring about solutions for the challenge of digital divide," said Satya Nadella, who took over as Microsoft CEO last year, at a dinner interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"Let's empower people from Nanyuki to Srikakulam," Indian-American Nadella said as he detailed out how digital technology can empower people across the world as he talks about Skype for students between schools to exchange ideas.

Modi has accelerated effort to make India the next driver in innovation, said Sunder Pichai, CEO of Google. He said India is the fastest growing startups in the world.
"We are proud of what is happening in India and share Prime Minister's vision of digital India," he said.

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayan said that the Digital India initiative would "transform India into a digitally empowered" knowledge economy. Prime Minister's vision of Digital India is exciting, he said.

Along with Nadella, and Narayen, others seated on the dais were John Chambers, CEO of Cisco and next Chairman of US India Business Council (USIBC) and Google CEO Sunder Pichai.