Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has expressed interest in teaching and said that in the coming days, he along with his wife Nita Ambani will get involved in education.
"Until my father brought me into Reliance, I was pretty sure that I wanted to study in a US university, hopefully a little bit of time either work at the World Bank or teach as a professor," he said at an interactive session at the India Today Conclave in Mumbai.
"So with my wife being a teacher, she is now saying that it is high time that you teach. Both of us will be involved in the education in the coming years, that is something that we want to do more for our own satisfaction than anything else", he added.
LAUDS MODI's DEMONETISATION, DIGITAL DRIVES
Mukesh Ambani on Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his demonetisation move and digital drives.
"Thanks to demonetisation, India has taken a big leap forward from a predominantly cash economy to a digitally-enabled optimal cash economy. It has brought unproductive money into productive use, Ambani said, while addressing the India Today Conclave.
He said so far credit in the country had been high value and low volume, available only to a few people. "In the coming years based on your Aadhaar identity, it will be possible to get a loan on your mobile in just a few minutes", the richest man in India told the gathering.
DEMONETISATION DRIVE FROM NOV 8 TO DEC 30
India underwent demonetisation drive from November 8 to December 30 of high-valued Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes to cleanse the country of black money.
Asked about Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in the recent Uttar Pradesh elections, despite the demonetisation drive which affected common people as well, Ambani said, "We are blessed to have a leader who not only understands the countrymen, but also understands the world and technology."
"What impressed me the most was when the prime minister visited the United States (when Barack Obama was the President) and during dinner, they only discussed how technology could benefit the poor and help develop a country."