CANOGA PARK, CA - Infosys Founder N.R. Narayana Murthy was here in the Southland to make a pitch for his alma mater, the National Institute of Engineering, Mysuru. Murthy graduated in electrical engineering from NIE in 1967 and is presently a Director there. He was part of the NIE delegation from India, which is touring...
The event was organized by Arun Gawri.
Later, the Voice of Specially Abled People (VoSAP) team met with Murthy, and shared the vision of VoSAP, specifically on how corporations like Infosys can continue to make a huge social impact by hiring people with disabilities. As Murthy is an extremely well respected corporate leader, he can help create awareness on this issue among other Indian corporate leaders. VoSAP founder, Pranav Desai proposed to Murthy and the team to consider setting up an Innovation Lab at NIE for promoting innovation in Assistive Technology, ICT sector to empower specially abled people. Dr Shekar invited Desai to discuss this further at NIE.
Murthy began the alumni connect effort in Austin, TX on April 30 and concluded the trip in New York. In a span of eight days, they organized events in six US cities and met with NIE alumni.Meetings were also held in Washington D.C, Chicago, and the Bay Area.