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‘Stop asking politicians, do things on your own’

We Indians are very good at dealing with complexities, said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, while chairing a lecture at Jawahar Bhawan on Tuesday. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jan 30, 2013 00:47 IST
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“We Indians are very good at dealing with complexities,” said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, while chairing a lecture at Jawahar Bhawan on Tuesday.

The session was organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies.

“We deal with traffic lights and we deal with senior leaders,” Gandhi added.

Google’s Vint Cerf, who shares the title of "the fathers of the Internet' with fellow American computer scientist Bob Kahn, delivered a lecture.

Referring to Cerf, Gandhi said he freed the movement of data and made it accessible to the people without any monetary advantage.

During the question-answer session, a student asked Gandhi how an 8-year-old can benefit from Net. "You are cutting a powerful avenue if you are not giving an 8-year-old access to internet…. Stop asking politicians what they can do for the country…instead start doing things on your own," Gandhi countered.

When another student asked how many students have been given Aakash tablets during the past one year, Gandhi shot back: "I am not the one who came up with this Aakash tablet…You should ask the gentleman who came up with this."