Soon after his address to the CEO’s in a meeting organized by KPMG, the Chief Minister visited the Silicon Andhra University during which he said that the programmes taken up by the University will remain in history forever.
Besides protecting the cultural heritage of Telugus, the works of the university are enhancing the might of the Telugus, the Chief Minster added.
Not just in Andhra Pradesh, the Chief Minister hoped, that every Telugu household in the U.S. should have a computer literate, an entrepreneur and a Kuchipudi dancer. For the establishment of Amaravati School of Telugu linguistics in the University of Silicon Andhra, the Chief Minister sanctioned a sum of Rs 6 crores.
From San Francisco, the Chief Minister left for Dallas to take part in a couple of meetings, and also to attend the NRT community Dinner. The Telugu diaspora living there extended a grand reception to him at the Dallas airport from where he drove to the meeting venue to meet Mr. Srikanth Satya of Dell. Dell has expressed interest to setup a data centre in Amaravati.
Later, the Chief Minister held a meeting with the Director of Bell Helicopters wherein the possibilities of establishing manufacturing facilities in Andhra Pradesh were discussed. The Chief Minister suggested an early visit by the Director to Andhra Pradesh for discussions with the government officials to take the matter forward.
The Chief Minister then drove down to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Plaza in Dallas to pay his obeisance to the father of the nation with a garland.
28 IT service companies have come forward to start their operations in Andhra Pradesh. Premier IT solutions, GlobalOutlook, Tekpros, Arcus Technologies are a few among them. These companies will lease space in Visakhapatnam and Amaravati, respectively providing employment to 310 and 64 professionals in those units.
The Chief Minister in his address to these companies said that he is happy to see the conglomeration of U.S’s Telugu entrepreneurs. He said that most of the people who are now in US came with an idea to be professionals and now they have become entrepreneurs.
He urged the Telugus to mingle with the local communities and earn their confidence. Besides complimenting them for their active participation in smart village, smart ward programme, the Chief Minister requested them not to forget their birthplace and their native village. The Chief Minister called upon the Telugus to participate in the development of the State. He said that the skills and knowledge acquired by the Telugus here will be very useful for the development of Andhra Pradesh.
The Chief Minister asked them to start their operations in Andhra Pradesh initially and expand to others parts of India later. I want Indians to be in the forefront in the world and among them Telugus should be the foremost, that’s my dream, the Chief Minister said.