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Global respect of India increases because world faith in India’s youngsters: PM Modi


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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the global respect and prestige for India has increased because of the world’s faith in India’s youngsters.

Addressing the Valedictory Ceremony of Centenary Celebrations of the University of Delhi here, the Prime Minister Modi said India has opened its space and defence sector and made huge changes in the policies which have provided a chance to move forward for the youth.

Speaking about his recent visit to the US he said the deal on the Initiative on Critical and Emerging Technology or iCET with the USA will create new opportunities for the youth of India in various sectors ranging from AI to semiconductors.

“It will enable access to technologies which were once beyond the reach of our youth and enhance skill development”.

The Prime Minister informed that companies like Micron, Google, Applied Materials, have decided to invest in India and it provides a glimpse of the bright future for the youth.

“The Industry 4.0 Revolution is knocking on India’s doors”, the Prime Minister remarked as he noted that technologies like AI, AR and VR which could only be witnessed in the movies have now become a part of our real lives”.

Talking about the improvement of the quality and infusion of competitiveness among the institutions, the Prime Minister mentioned the National Institutional Ranking Framework which is motivating the institutions.

He said that due to the futuristic educational policies and decisions, recognition of Indian universities is increasing.

He informed that while in 2014, in the QS world ranking there were only 12 Indian universities, today this number has reached 45.

The Prime Minister indicated the large number of upcoming universities, colleges, IITs, IIMs and AIIMS. “All these institutes are becoming the building blocks of new India,” he added.

“When the resolve of an individual or an institution is towards the country, then its achievements are equated with the achievements of the nation”, the Prime Minister said.

Modi pointed out that there were only 3 colleges under Delhi University when it began but today there are more than 90 colleges under it.

He said after Independence, universities played a crucial role in giving concrete shape to the emotional swell of post-independence India by creating a strong generation of talented youngsters.

“Delhi University too played a major part in that and this understanding of the past gives shape to our existence, shape to our ideals and expansion to the vision of the future, he said.

During the event the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of the building for the Faculty of Technology, Computer Centre and Academic Block, to be built in the North Campus of the University.

The Prime Minister took a metro ride to reach the University of Delhi.

He also interacted with the students during the journey. Upon arriving, the Prime Minister took a walkthrough of the exhibition Journey of 100 Years.

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