Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates visited Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata and Tata Sons chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran. Tata and Gates, both well-known for their humanitarian activities around the world, spoke at length about bolstering their collaborative efforts in health, diagnostics, and nutrition.
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The Gates Foundation India verified the news in a tweet. India’s Gates Foundation tweeted, “Our co-chair and founder Bill Gates had an enriching discussion with Ratan Tata and N Chandrasekaran, about their philanthropic initiatives. We look forward to strengthening our work together and partnering for health, diagnostics, and nutrition.”
Gates also met Bharat Ratna and Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali Tendulkar, both former Indian cricketers. Tendulkar posted photos of their visit with Gates to Twitter. Meeting Bill Gates, the Master Blaster of Indian cricket, was a tremendous learning opportunity for him to learn about charity, including children’s healthcare.
“We are all students for life. Today was a wonderful learning opportunity to gain perspectives on philanthropy– including children’s healthcare, which our foundation works on. Sharing ideas is a powerful way to solve the world’s challenges. Thanks for your insights, Bill Gates!” tweeted by Tendulkar.
On Tuesday, Gates met with Central Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das and Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra.
According to the billionaire’s blog Gates Notes, India has been a shining example of perseverance and innovation. He noted that the country has demonstrated its ability to address major issues while also providing optimism for the future. As he put it, “India as a whole inspires me to be optimistic about the future. Pakistan is on the verge of becoming the world’s most populous country, which means that most problems there must be solved at scale. Yet, India has demonstrated its ability to deal with major obstacles. Polio was eradicated, HIV transmission was reduced, poverty was reduced, infant mortality was reduced, and access to sanitation and financial services was improved.”