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 December 2 in the presence of his close family members in San Francisco.
Sundar Pichai Awarded With Padma Bhusan
It is mentioned that India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu handed over the award to Sundar Pichai.
Upon receiving the prestigious award, Pichai in his blog said,”India is a part of me and I carry it with me wherever I go. I was fortunate to grow up in a family that cherished learning and knowledge, with parents who sacrificed a lot to make sure I had opportunities to explore my interests,” he said.
“I am deeply grateful to the Indian government and the people of India for this immense honour. It is incredibly meaningful to be honoured in this way by the country that shaped me,” Pichai continued.
Meanwhile, Pichai recalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of technology and said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision has certainly been an accelerator for that progress and I’m proud that Google continues to invest in India, partnering with governments, businesses, and communities over two transformative decades.”