New Delhi: American magnate Bill Gates met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday.
Earlier in the day, he also met Union Ministers M.Venkaiah Naidu and Nitin Gadkari.
During his meeting with Naidu, Gates said, “We are thrilled to see the ministers’ and the Prime Minister’s commitment for providing great sanitation. We totally agree in that cause and are very excited to be a partner to the ministry looking at new technologies which should be very helpful. It is a start of a strong partnership.”
While Naidu said, “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is involved in India in big way, today we discussed ways of further strengthening our partnership. New innovative approach to sanitation, need to build capacity among people and creating awareness among people, these are the areas which we have discussed.”
Earlier on Thursday, Gates met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and attended the inauguration ceremony of the Indian Newborn Action Plan (INAP) by Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Bill Gates is the founder of one of the biggest software companies in the world Microsoft and chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.