New Delhi, March 27: A group of 40 students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) called on Union Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh and discussed with him a variety of issues, including the ten month rule of Narendra Modi government.
While discussing on India's perspective and future road map under the Modi government, Singh said India is on a fast track on the road to self-sufficiency and economic empowerment.
The Minister said in next few years, India is set to achieve its goals of becoming a world power, an official release said.
When asked what were, possible hurdles in the path of India's journey to progress, Singh explained that India is a heterogeneous society with a huge population and several diversities living under same nationality.
These factors are a distinguishing feature of India and though sometimes these may cause some disadvantage, in many ways these also offer an advantage and are a part of Indian civilisation's cherished heritage, he said.
The students, belonging MIT's School of Management and hail from across the world, were inquisitive to know about India's achievements in space technology, particularly the recent Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
Singh explained that the Mars Orbiter Mission was a 100 per cent indigenous achievement and to that extent, it was the most striking example of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' dream.
The Minister said the Mars Orbiter Mission had given India a huge strategic advantage in the world arena and established India's supremacy in the area of space technology.
It is no small achievement that while 50 per cent of Mars Missions since 1960 had proved a failure during the first attempt, it is the first Indian Interplanetary Mission to Mars which has created history by proving absolutely successful in its maiden attempt.
The students are on an India itinerary as a part of which they undertook a trip to important offices and Ministries of the Government of India in New Delhi.
They also quizzed Singh about the lesser known facets of his personal life and his journey from a medical professional, and author to an important Minister in the Modi Government, the release said.