Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar urges corporate leaders to support educational institutions

Terming it as ‘India’s Century’ VP Jagdeep Dhankhar said 65% of the population is under 35 years of age.

Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar was speaking at NIT Hamirpur. (Image: X account)Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar was speaking at NIT Hamirpur. (Image: X account)

Divyansh | January 7, 2024 | 02:44 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar today urged the corporate leaders and business tycoons to prioritise and support Indian institutions and recognize their immense intellectual potential. The VP made the comments while addressing students at National Institute of Technology (NIT Hamirpur) where he also emphasised India's unparalleled demographic advantage

He said 65% of the population is under 35 years of age. “Research and development is driven mainly by the corporates in the west. Remarkable progress was experienced by nations with a demographic dividend in the 1980s and 90s.” He proclaimed it as ‘India's century’, he added “India will perform for itself, India will perform for the world”.

Lauding the annulment of Article 370 and 35A, the VP termed it a historic step towards national unity. “With the abolition of Article 370, a concept where a group of people thought the destiny of people of Jammu and Kashmir was nestled in their hands, has come to an end,” he added.

Highlighting the positive transformation post abrogation of Article 370, Dhankhar mentioned that hosting of G20 meetings in Jammu and Kashmir gave a remarkable boost to its tourism.

'India's economy rising'

Quoting Bismarck's words - 'let the winds of change flow', Dhankhar exhorted the youth to look beyond the geographical boundaries. Reflecting on the economy’s transformative journey from being part of the Fragile Five in 2012-13, the VP highlighted that transparency and reforms have made India the fifth largest global economy today. He also expressed confidence that by 2030 India will be the third largest economy.

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Sharing experience from his personal journey, the Vice-President described education as the most important, impactful transformational mechanism, bringing about equality like no other organ or methodology can. “It cuts into equities that are very painful and therefore you are lucky to be getting in Bharat the best of education,” he told NIT students.

HP Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla, union minister of sports Anurag Thakur, HP minister Rajesh Dharmani and NIT director Hiralal Murlidhar Suryawanshi were present on the occasion.

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