Addressing the corporate giants at the Silicon Valley in California on Sunday, The Prime Minister said the importance of ‘Internet of Things’ have changed the world we live in. Adding on, he said the status of a person is recognised in today’s world not by whether one is sleeping or working, it is known by whether he or she is online and offline.Also Read - Looking Forward To Creating World-Class Airline: Tata Sons Chief Chandrasekaran After Taking Over Air India

Modi applauded the contribution of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Cisco in shaping the new boundaries and hailed them for making working the world digitally informative. He said, “I see technology as a means to empower and as a tool that bridges the distance between hope and opportunity.” Also Read - PM Modi Wears Unique Uttarakhand Traditional Cap Embellished with Brahmakamal Brooch, Here's All About His R-Day Attire

At the ‘Digital India and Digital Technology Dinner’ in California, Modi said, “The social media is reducing social barriers. It connects people on the strength of human values not identities.” In his 22-minutes speech he spoke on the importance of digital literacy and how 1.25 million people of India look at it. All the CEOs of the major firms applauded his speech and expressed hope for business in India. Also Read - Parade, Parakram And Pride: India Witnesses Many Firsts at 73rd Republic Day Ceremony

The Prime Minsiter will leave for New York to meet US President Barack Obama in New York on September 28.