Narendra Modi: 21st Century Is the Century of Knowledge
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, unveiled Tuesday the plaque for the foundation stone of the campus for IIIT Guwahati.
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.
He added that today India is demographically the youngest country in the world, with young dreams full of energy. He said it is now both a challenge and an opportunity for India, to once again play a leading role in the world.
The Prime Minister said today, most global economic surveys say India is the fastest growing major economy. He said the Union Government has focused on youth with a well thought-out series of initiatives.
The Prime Minister especially mentioned electronics and defence equipment manufacturing as priority areas.
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