"I am so excited about this event. As a fan of so many aspects of Indian life and culture, it will be a distinct pleasure to hear Prime Minister Modi's address," Levitt said yesterday.

Levitt won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for 'the development of multi-scale models for complex chemical systems'.

"Extending my own experiences in discovering something significant through research, I would say that problem solving starts with inquisitive mind, selection of problem, intuition,and hard work. I am sure Modi is up to this challenge," Levitt said.

Levitt, (68), Professor of Structural Biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, will be one of the distinguished guests attending the SAP enter event, said
Khanderao Kand, convener of the Indo-American Community of West Coast – the organiser of the mega event.

He is one of the first to apply computers to biology, resulting in a research that led to delineating the precise molecular structures of biological molecules for which he won the prize.

Modi will be on a visit to Ireland and the US from September 23 to 29 during which he will address the UN General Assembly and also visit Google headquarters in the Silicon Valley. He will address a community reception by Indian-Americans in Silicon Valley on September 27.

Meanwhile, a group of Indian American entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley welcomed the scheduled visit of Modi and supported his ambitious Digital India program.

"It is exciting to see Prime Minister Modi driving initiatives like Digital India or Make in India. Making technology accessible is the first step to empower and engage users – ultimately transforming the way business will be done in India. Prime Minister Modi's vision presents us with a great opportunity," said Vineet Jain, CEO and Co-founder at Egnyte.

 

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