Opportunity for India to play leading role in world: PM Modi

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Guwahati, Jan. 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India is demographically the youngest country in the world, with young dreams full of energy, adding that there is both a challenge and an opportunity for India to once again play a leading role in the world.

Prime Minister Modi unveiled the plaque for the foundation stone of the campus for IIIT Guwahati today

. In his address on the occasion to students of IIT, NIT and central universities of the North-east, the Prime Minister said the 21st century is the century of knowledge. He said in history, whenever knowledge has been the driving force of the world, India has provided leadership.

The Prime Minister said,”Today, most global economic surveys say India is the fastest growing major economy.

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He said the Union Government has focused on youth with a well thought-out series of initiatives.”

He mentioned the Government’s efforts towards skill development, the Make in India initiative, and the Start-up movement.

The Prime Minister especially mentioned electronics and defence equipment manufacturing as priority areas. (ANI)

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