India will excel in supplying skilled manpower to the world over other nations: PresidentAugust 25, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee has said by 2030, India will have an edge over other countries in supplying skilled manpower to the world.
While inaugurating a college, the President emphasized on the necessity of women's education, saying an educated girl plays an active role in the socio-economic development of the country.
He also stressed on the importance of quality education starting from primary to postgraduate level, saying it would enable local boys and girls take maximum advantage of the premier educational institutions.
Mukherjee said by 2030, one fifth of the world's total work force would be in India.
With the average age of an Indian being less than that in countries like China, US and Britain, India will have an edge over other countries in supplying skilled manpower to the world by that time, he said.
The President also called for making efforts to train and skill 50 crore people by 2025 as envisaged by National Skill Development Scheme.
The President, who is a two-day visit to West Bengal, will Sunday be inaugurating the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) at Shibpur in Howrah district, before returning to the national capital.