Modern education for India's large youth population: President

Modern education for India's youth growth

President Pranab Mukherjee has emphasised the need for providing modern education to the country's large youth population to take forward its aspirational agenda of change.

Speaking at the annual day function of Gondia Education Society, Mukherjee said those in the 13-35 years' age group account for more than 40 per cent of the country's population.

"By 2030, 16 years from today, we will have the largest working population of the world living in India....this huge youth force, who can bring a new era, must be educated, must be empowered," the President said.

The proportion of working age population between 15 and 59 years is increasing, with 63.5 million being added likely to this group between 2011 and 2016, he said and urged the students to do their best for the development of the country and their personal advancement also.

Paying homage to late Manoharbhai Patel, the founder of Gondia Education Society, on his birth anniversary, Mukherjee said Patel overcame great hardships in life and rose to become an industrialist, political leader, philanthropist and social reformer.

Inspired by Gandhian ideals, he worked for the betterment of society and the Gondia Education Society was the culmination of his visionary efforts, he said.

Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar attended the function organised under the leadership of Union Minister Praful Patel.

PTI

You can read more education related news here..

For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    India's LARGEST EVER political poll. Have you participated yet?
    JOIN US ON SOCIAL NETWORKS

    Thousands of Careerindia readers receive our evening newsletter.
    Have you subscribed?

    For great career opportunity, get instant updates on Education, Career & Job
    Careerindia

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Careerindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Careerindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more