New Delhi– Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday met Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, and requested him to initiate health awareness programmes in India and suggested that his foundation should also concentrate on developing model villages.
Welcoming Gates, Singh also appreciated the various welfare works being undertaken by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in India, said a Ministry of Home Affairs statement.
Accoring to the statement, Singh requested Gates to initiate health awareness programmes in India and suggested that his foundation should concentrate on developing villages and make them “Model Villages” so that the local people get inspired.
Gates also explained about the various technologies being adopted by them in the field of agriculture and sanitation. He assured the Minister that the Foundation will offer constructive support to India. (IANS)