In an attempt to scale its operations in India, Social Media Giant, Meta (formerly Facebook) has recently unveiled its new office in the country, which is said to be the very first standalone office of the firm in Asia.
Established in a refurbished 130,000 square feet building in Gurugram, the office is expected to host the Centre for Fueling India's New Economy (C-FINE). It will be devoted to skilling and training India's small business owners, entrepreneurs, creators and local communities.
Meta also announced its plans of training around one crore small businesses and entrepreneurs and around 2,50,000 creators in the next three years.
Speaking on the novel launch, Union Minister of State for IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar commented that technology is profoundly and reversibly altering the path of India. In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set very clear and simple goals on how the technology will be integrated.
He said that with the technological transformation, lives of every Indian must be changed, and it should expand the career opportunities and the digital economy of the country.
Additionally, to enable India's small businesses and digital creators, the Centre will also demonstrate the impact of the new technology on the country's digital network.
It will have a dedicated area for signifying how technologies like AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) can be used in segments like commerce & healthcare and, learning &education.
Ajit Mohan, Vice-President and Managing Director, Facebook India (Meta), said that the firm sees this launch as an opportunity for building a space that will be house the largest teams in the country.
Additionally, the office will be open for anyone willing to bring change, small business owners, artists, creators, entrepreneurs, or community leaders.
This office is a reiteration of the firm's obligation to the country. The long-term desire is to be a supporter for the country that is transforming rapidly and where technology will be enhancing lives and wealth of the future generations," Mohan said.