Bill Gates to meet CM Yogi on Fri­day

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Front Page -

LUC­KNOW: Mi­crosoft co-founder and phi­lan­thropist Bill Gates will meet CM Yogi Adityanath on Novem­ber 17. Bill and Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion had part­nered with the UP gov­ern­ment for im­prov­ing de­liv­ery of health ser­vices, said prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, in­for­ma­tion, Awan­ish Awasthi while con­firm­ing the meet­ing. The talks are ex­pected to fo­cus on Mi­crosoft’s role in gen­er­at­ing job op­por­tu­ni­ties for youth by set­ting up soft­ware tech­nol­ogy fa­cil­ity in the state.

LUC­KNOW: Mi­crosoft co-founder and phi­lan­thropist Bill Gates will meet chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath on Fri­day (Novem­ber 17).

Bill and Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion had part­nered with the UP gov­ern­ment for im­prov­ing de­liv­ery of health ser­vices, said prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary, in­for­ma­tion, Awan­ish Awasthi while con­firm­ing the meet­ing.

“He (Bill Gates) will be meet­ing the UP CM on Fri­day to dis­cuss the work be­ing un­der­taken by his foun­da­tion in the state,” Awasthi told HT.

The talks are ex­pected to fo­cus on Mi­crosoft’s role in gen­er­at­ing job op­por­tu­ni­ties for youth by set­ting up soft­ware tech­nol­ogy fa­cil­ity in the state.

On Novem­ber 9, the CM had con­sti­tuted an eight-mem­ber group each for eight dif­fer­ent sec­tors to iden­tify ar­eas and ser­vices which needed to be spruced up to make UP a mod­ern state.

Each group will be headed by an of­fi­cer of the sec­re­tary rank. The eight sec­tors that have been iden­ti­fied ini­tially, in­clude, nu­tri­tion, health ed­u­ca­tion, ru­ral de­vel­op­ment, wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion, Ir­ri­ga­tion, wa­ter re­sources, In­dus­tries and Agri­cul­ture.

To fast track de­vel­op­ment and projects, the state has part­nered with UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, Tata Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foun­da­tion and Shiv Nadar Foun­da­tion in their re­spec­tive ar­eas of ex­per­tise.

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