Stress on skill development need of hour: Modi

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 09, 2013 08:30 hrs

Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) Stress on skill development is the "need of the hour" and will strengthen the overall economic structure of India, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday.

"India is a young country. If we take advantage of the demographic dividend, we can change the face of the world.

"If we pay attention to skill development, then we can provide opportunities to our youth to become productive and creative... then we can do a lot of things," Modi told a meeting of entrepreneurs here.

According to Modi, widely touted as the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, development can be used to strengthen the country's economic structure.

"We have got the ability, that means we can do great work by means of skill development and vocational training.

"For example, the world needs teachers, nurses. We can develop the human resources and export teachers and nurses. We can add a new paradigm to economic development."

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