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Meta's Gurugram Office Inaugurated; First Standalone Office In Asia

According to the US tech giant, the Gururam office is one of its largest office spaces and the first standalone facility in Asia.

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Meta (formerly Facebook), has opened its new office in Gurugram, India. The office was inaugurated by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

According to the US tech giant, the Gururam office is one of its largest office spaces and the first standalone facility in Asia.

Set in a renovated 130,000 sq. ft building in the Gurugram, the office will also host the Centre for Fuelling India’s New Economy (C-FINE). The new Centre will be dedicated to training and skilling India’s small business owners, creators, entrepreneurs and local communities to enable them to both fuel and leverage the digital transformation underway in the country. 

The company also announced an ambitious goal of training 1 crore small businesses and entrepreneurs and 2,50,000 creators in the next three years. 

Ajit Mohan, Vice-President & Managing Director, Facebook India (Meta) said, “We see this office as an opportunity for us to build a space that will house our largest team in the country. The office will be open to anyone who is driving change - be it creators,  small business owners, entrepreneurs, artists or community leaders. The spaces here will see directed, purposeful efforts from Meta to fuel their pursuits, ideas and ambition. That is why we are embracing the ambitious goal of training 1 crore small businesses and 2,50,000 creators. We see this office as a reaffirmation of our commitment to the country, our deep aspiration to be an ally for a country that is rapidly transforming and where technology will play an enabling role in enhancing lives and prosperity of future generations.’’

The company also announced that it aims to train one crore small businesses and entrepreneurs and 2,50,000 creators in the next three years.

In addition to enabling India’s small businesses and digital creators, the Centre will also showcase the impact of new technologies on the digital ecosystem of the country and will have a dedicated area for demonstrating how technologies like AR and VR can play a transformative role in sectors such as learning and education, commerce and healthcare. 

The Centre will also help facilitate community impact programs around important issues such as safety trainings for women and children.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon’ble Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, said, “Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi's policies and vision is empowering entrepreneurship and opportunities and technology is catalyzing entrepreneurship and fueling growth of investments and economic growth. I hope initiatives like C-FINE, where technology is being positioned to fuel entrepreneurship & innovation and empower youngsters all around the country, take their dreams & create critical mass, size & scale. This is exactly what the power of the Internet and technology should be.”


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