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In a bid to scale its India operations, Meta (formerly Facebook), unveiled its new office in India which is said to be the company’s first stand-alone office in Asia.

This office will host the Centre for Fuelling India’s New Economy (C-FINE)

It will also train and skill India’s small business owners, creators, entrepreneurs and local communities

New Delhi, NFAPost: In a bid to scale its India operations, Meta (formerly Facebook), on Wednesday unveiled its new office near here which is said to be the company’s first stand-alone office in Asia.

Set in a renovated 130,000 square feet building in Gurugram, the office will host the Centre for Fuelling India’s New Economy (C-FINE) and will be dedicated to training and skilling India’s small business owners, creators, entrepreneurs and local communities.

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.

Inaugurating the new Meta office, Union Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said it is clear that technology is deeply and reversibly changing the trajectory of our country.

“In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up very simple and clear goals on how technology will be deployed in this country. He said it must transform the lives of every Indian, it must expand opportunities and the digital economy of the country,” said Union Minister of State for IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

The Mini hope initiatives like C-FINE, where technology is being positioned to fuel entrepreneurship & innovation and empower youngsters all around the country,taking their dreams & creating critical mass, size & scale with that, is exactly what the power of the internet and technology should be. The reason why I have committed so many years to public life is to see that technology is all about doing good and transforming lives of the people.”

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.

It will have a dedicated area for demonstrating how technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) can play a transformative role in sectors such as learning and education, commerce and healthcare.

“We see this office as an opportunity for us to build a space that will house our largest team in the country,” said Facebook India (Meta) Vice-President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan.

“The office will be open to anyone who is driving change — be it creators, small business owners, entrepreneurs, artists or community leaders,” said Facebook India (Meta) Vice-President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan.

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

“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,” Ajit Mohan said.

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