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Investment Is Key To India's Goal Of Becoming Global Education Superpower, Says Kofi Annan

posted Feb 8, 2014, 11:36 AM by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated Feb 8, 2014, 11:37 AM ]

Nobel laureate and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, says investment is necessary for India's economic growth and for it to become a global education superpower.

BANGALORE, KARNATAKA, INDIA (FEBRUARY 08, 2014)  (ANI) -  Nobel laureate and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, said that investment is necessary for India's economic growth and for it to become a global education superpower.

Annan was speaking at a ceremony of Infosys Science Awards in India's southern Bangalore city on Saturday (February 08) and felicitated seven winners for excellence in their field.

"India's goal of becoming a global education superpower and its continued strong economic growth cannot be achieved without significant investment and effort. So the government is to be congratulated for its ambitious plans to expand up to 30 percent the number of young people going to the university," said Annan.

During his address, Annan stressed on a number of issues ranging from India's brain drain to providing them opportunities in the country.

He further stated that scientific innovation is underway in India in the form of information technology.

"Scientific innovation can strengthen industry and transform society by facilitating the transition to a high-value, knowledge-based economy. This transition is well underway in India, for decades a leader in the field of information technology," added Annan.

Infosys' founder and chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy and other officials were also present during the event.


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