Students from US’ Stanford University interact with PM Modi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 23, 2016 01:42 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with Stanford University students, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a group of students from Standford University that he too observes new and successful developments across the world as a student.

Modi held wide-ranging discussion with a group of 25 students from the university on Tuesday during which he answered questions on India’s relationship with neighbouring countries and competitive cooperative federalism.

The group from the International Policy Studies department of the university comprised students from various countries, including India.

According to sources, the students asked about his Silicon Valley Experience and he said that whenever and wherever there is something new and successful happening, he observes those developments as a student.

The Prime Minister spent time informing the students about the e-governance initiatives where he spoke about financial inclusion initiative called Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhar, and how the government is trying to curb leakage in LPG subsidy, it is learnt.

There was a lot of discussion on the development of Northeast in the context of Act East policy and a student appreciated PM’s Mann Ki Baat initiative.

Welcoming the students, Modi said they are all soon-to-be policy-makers, and therefore, what they assimilate at this point in time, will definitely shape their decisions and choices in the near future, a PMO release said.

“In the course of the interaction, the Prime Minister answered questions on diplomatic relations between countries, India’s relationship with neighbouring countries, the Act East Policy, his recent visit to Silicon Valley, his commitment to technology and e-governance, and competitive cooperative federalism,” the release added.

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