The Microsoft CEO, recently was on his third visit to India since he took over as Microsoft CEO in February 2014. He emphasized on how Microsoft can help the country in its ‘Digital India’ initiative and build technology around augmented reality and virtual reality.
He recited a couplet written by the poet Mirza Ghalib to express his feeling and passion for the two main passions of his life –
“Hazaaron khwahishen aisi ke har khwahish pe dam nikle, Bahut niklay mere armaan, lekin phir bhi kam nikle”
The couplet translates as,
“Thousands of aspirations such, that each aspiration takes your breath away… I had many dreams, but they still weren’t enough.”
Further he said,
“Creativity in India can make poetry as well as technology for the world,”
“I learn something new… there are so many layers there… My interpretation of that is… it’s not just your dreams being fulfilled, it is your ability to dream that is worth dying for. It is a source of inspiration,”
On his recent visit to India, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met the Indian Prime Minister, entrepreneurs and various government officials. But, it was an eight-year-old Mumbai-based student, Medansh Mehta, a gaming app developer who impressed him with his vision of balancing technology and environmental sustainability.
He presented his app “Let There Be Light” during a meeting between Nadella and student developers from India. The boy left Nadella so impressed that the Microsoft CEO later mentioned him in a keynote speech.
“I MET AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD, AND THIS IS PERHAPS THE TIME WHERE I FELT THE MOST INADEQUATE. HIS DREAM IS TO CREATE A SOCIETY THAT KNOWS HOW TO BALANCE ECONOMIC GROWTH WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY. THIS IS THE GOAL HE HAS AND THEN HE TRANSLATED THAT VISION, THAT GOAL, INTO A NOVEL GAME THAT HE’S BUILT.”
His game is called ‘Let there be light’ and it focuses on balancing the environment along with industrial development, which lets players build factories, farms and earn coins if the city becomes prosperous.
The kid has solid ambition. He wants to become the CEO of Microsoft and wants to build it into a technology company that can take over all the companies in the world.