India’s PM touts social media, tech development in Facebook visit
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called social media a powerful tool for democracy and touted his goals for developing India’s tech economy during a “town hall” meeting hosted Sunday by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the headquarters of the world’s largest social network.
Responding to a question, Modi also vowed to improve education for girls and expand opportunities for women in his country.
Modi got a warm welcome from about 1,000 people at the Facebook event, many of them Indian immigrants and tech workers.
The hour-long session came during a whirlwind tour of Silicon Valley that included meetings with the CEOs of Apple and Google.
The prime minister wass scheduled to speak later at a rally that’s expected to draw 18,000 people to a sports arena in downtown San Jose.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2015
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