PM visits TCS’ all-women IT centre in Riyadh

April 3:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with Saudi women IT professionals at the first-of- its-kind all-women TCS training centre in the heart of the city here and invited them to come to India.

“For the world it is considered to be a main headline news that in Riyadh today I am meeting those IT professionals who I can say today represent the glory of Saudi Arabia,” Modi said while interacting with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) centre’s women professionals.

The Prime Minister was welcomed by Tata group chairman, Cyrus Mistry and the TCS CEO and MD N Chandrasekaran amidst thunderous applause and cheering from the over 1,000 women professionals at the centre.

Modi spent around 40 minutes at the centre and even posed for selfies.

“All of you must come to India, I assure you a very warm reception. The atmosphere I am witnessing here today has the potential to give a strong message to the world,” Modi said.

At the TCS Centre, 1,000 women work in BPO operations, 85 per cent of whom are Saudi nationals.

“In this very competitive world today, if we are to progress then all forces have to progress together and have to move ahead and in it when I say forces, we are talking not only natural resources but also human resources. And in human resources human power plays a very important role, if the capacity of the women are built and are linked with the development process, then development of any country is speeded exponentially,” the Prime Minister said.

“I would also like to heartily congratulate TCS that in India they have set up a training centre which trains young men and women, and those trained men and women, go out in the digital world and empower the entire world,” he said.

Modi stressed that in the IT profession, India has made its place in the world.

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