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India has best technical education in world: Hillary

india Updated: Jul 19, 2009 00:12 IST

Commending the technical education in India as the "best in the world", US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday suggested her country and India should work together in the field to help bridge the gap betweem talent and opportunities.

"Technical education in India was the best in the world. We need to work together in the field of educational opportunities," she said at an interactive discussion on education organised by "Teach India", a NGO which works for children's education. Actor-Filmmaker Aamir Khan who is part of the NGO shared dais with the US Secretary of State.

Clinton said the gap between talent and opportunities among the children can be bridged through education

He said the US has a good infrastructure for education and spends a lot of money for the sector "but we don't get the best returns for the children. We don't do anything for children who have fallen behind. There are many marginalised groups. There is inequality".

Stressing the need to use modern technology, she said, "there is an opportunity to reach so many people. We need to think creatively.

Clinton said she was delighted to meet Aamir Khan and appreciated the actor-filmmaker's views on education.

Khan, whose directorial debut Taare Zameen Par spoke about inclusive education, said all children should go to regular schools.