Microsoft's chief executive officer, Satya Nadella, on Monday said the United States-based multinational company aims to empower every citizen and organisation in the country, reported IANS. "Every time I come here, I go back energised. It's infectious to see the creativity here. It's important to dream big and create big," the Indian-American said.

"Our mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. It's not about celebrating our technologies. It's about celebrating technologies that you all in India create. In fact, I want us to be the platform creators that foster ingenuity of what is happening in India," he said at the 'Tech For Good, Ideas for India' event.

Addressing an audience that included Microsoft developers, students, entrepreneurs and Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha, the 48-year-old said his passion for poetry and computers have been the driving forces in his life. He started his speech quoting 19th century poet Mirza Ghalib.

Sinha agreed with Nadella and said the technology behemoth was the platform that could help India with its growth. However, the minister of state noted, "The kind of innovation you do in Seattle, New York, London and other places will not work in Jhanda Chowk in Hazaribagh [Sinha's constituency]. We need to innovate in India for India."