From flying kites to paying his tribute at the Gandhi memorial to making a big announcement and facing a protest, Jeff Bezos completed his three-day visit to India.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO was in India for a three-day visit and he took the most of all the experience India had to offer him. He was in India to review Amazon India’s operations and to meet some industrialists, decided to pay homage to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat in Delhi. He wore kurta and bandhgala jacket on his first day in India.
He also became part of the Makar Sankranti celebrations, as he joined children in flying kites. He shared the video on his Instagram account of him flying a kite as the kids instructed him. Jeff also recalled his childhood memory when he used to fly kites.
He later made a big announcement at the company’s event in Delhi. Calling India’s democracy the reason behind the country’s energy, dynamism and growth, Jeff said that the 21st century is going to be Indian century. Announcing an investment of 1 bn US dollars, he said that the online retail giant expects to export $10bn worth of India-made goods by 2025.
However, the Amazon CEO witnessed huge protests from thousands of small traders across 300 cities. The protestors claimed that the sharply discounted products are affecting their businesses and on the local retail market. The company which dominates the Indian e-commerce sector had also faced a major setback last year after the introduction of a new law by the government that restricts the foreign-owned companies to sell goods from their own subsidiaries.
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to Jeff Bezos visit:
#Amazon chief #JeffBezos, who is visiting India, announced on Wednesday an incremental investment of USD 1 billion to digitise small and medium businesses in India. #AmazonSmbhavhttps://t.co/xbpeU6qvR0
— The Hindu (@the_hindu) January 15, 2020
#JeffBezos: #MahatmaGandhi truly changed the world.
For a peaceful world, the real hope is Mahatma!!! pic.twitter.com/HdPcQvje7F
— Dr Sundara (@DrSundara3) January 15, 2020
#AmazonGoBack #JeffBezos Amazon Go Back… https://t.co/O6UTe8sIs2
— ANSHUL JAIN (@AKJ9191) January 15, 2020
21st Century will be an Indian Century. Thank you #JeffBezos for such an inspiring prediction. pic.twitter.com/1j92zzFsro
— Pallav Gogoi (@pallav_) January 15, 2020
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Nice gesture #JeffBezos paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi https://t.co/EHdqOQaxfo
— amitabha amitabha?? (@amitabhafirst) January 15, 2020
Something good finally happening in Delhi during a bad time in India! #JeffBezos thank you!
— Mádháv Mákádíá (@makadia7) January 15, 2020
Welcome to the land of Gandhi. Welcome to India #JeffBezos https://t.co/KvSDOIVpKJ
— Shrey singh (@Shreeyy__) January 14, 2020
And as a mark of respect to Gandhi Amazon will pay taxes from this day on.? #JeffBezos https://t.co/cnXNZ5lYNf
— vineetha mokkil (@VineethaMokkil) January 15, 2020
India Inc concludes select business leader meeting with @JeffBezos @CNBCTV18Live @CNBCTV18News #JeffBezos pic.twitter.com/TQxw7wujxq
— Priya Sheth (@PriyaSheth7) January 17, 2020
World richest actor met richest Person in the world. Person like @iamsrk in this world are rare.
#JeffBezos #iamsrk pic.twitter.com/DmPTH0DyuP
— Mr Eloquent (@jrcharismatic) January 16, 2020
#Amazon will export $10 billion #MakeInIndia goods by 2025,
21st century is "going to be the Indian century",
The alliance between the United States and India will be most important in the 21st century. #JeffBezos on India. pic.twitter.com/vyTqlazVwV
— animesh sarma (@iAnimeshS) January 16, 2020
Fun and learning evening with the Zordaar Zoya Akhtar & the Zabardast #JeffBezos Thanx everyone at Amazon Prime Video for arranging this. Aparna, Gaurav & Vijay Thx for ur kindness. #AmitAgarwal ur bow tie was a killer… pic.twitter.com/vrQEHhnlsF
— SRK FC-Priya Cinema (Kolkata) (@srk_priyacinema) January 16, 2020