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Narayana Murthy's services sought for K'taka's development

Written by: Staff

Mysore, July 30: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today sought the services of Infosys Chairman and Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy for the development of the State after his retirement on August 20.

Referring to his retirement at the age of 60, Mr Kumaraswamy, speaking at the silver jubilee function of Infosys here, said ''this presented us with a great opportunity. Surely a talent like his cannot be allowed to remain untapped. It is too precious a commodity whose full potential cannot be allowed to remain unexploited...We in the State Government would like to avail of this chance and benefit from his vision, enormous experience and sincere desire to work for Karnataka.

'' On the Karnataka Vision Group on IT, headed by Mr Murthy, he said all knowledge-based industries such as IT, BT and high precision engineering, including nanotechnology-based enterprises, have a bright future in the State. ''It is my intention to use the services of Mr Murthy so that my Government can be suitably advised about addressing these aspects.'' The Chief Minister said the State had initiated preparatory work on a new venture capital fund for knowledge-based industries and it would become functional soon. He hoped that young entrepreneurs would make use of the fund.


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