Prime minister Narendra Modi, currently on a state visit to the United States, said that while the US has top-class educational institutions and advanced technologies, India is the world’s largest youth factory. Speaking at the National Science Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia, on Thursday, where he was accompanied by US First Lady Jill Biden, PM Modi expressed his belief in the potential of the India-US partnership to become the driving force behind sustainable and inclusive global growth.
“To maintain growth momentum, India and the US need a pipeline of talent. On one hand, the US has top-class educational institutions & advanced technologies. On the other hand, India has the world’s biggest youth factory. That is why, I believe that the India-US partnership will prove to be the engine of sustainable and inclusive global growth,” PM Modi said.
PM Modi also suggested starting an India-US teachers’ exchange programme and hackathons on different issues. “To increase the engagement of scientists & entrepreneurs across the world with Indian institutions, we started GIAN – Global Initiative of Academic Networks – in 2015. I am delighted to tell you that under this, 750 faculty members from the US have come to India.”