Time to make yatra from 'brain drain' to 'brain gain': PM Modi

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2015 13:42 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India should assess its "service" capabilities in the global perspective.

He said India had vast potential to meet the skilled manpower needs of the entire world, and called for a careful mapping of global needs, which India could fulfil over the next decade.

The Prime Minister added that India had made the transformation from a country worried about its "brain-drain," to a country that thinks of "brain-gain."

Stating that Human Resource is India's biggest asset, the Prime Minister said India's development journey should focus on the 65 percent of its population which is below the age of 35.

He said that as the world looked for skilled manpower, India had the capability to become a crucial provider of this resource.

The Prime Minister mentioned sectors such as nursing, high-end financial services, arbitration, tourism, music and vegetarian cooking as examples of what India had to offer to the world, besides the already established IT and other core sectors.

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