Education ‘crucial’

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It's the best way to take nation forward: Moily

Describing education as a powerful weapon to tackle any problem, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily said India will have a lot of opportunities upto year 2035 due to increase in working population which will give it the demographic dividend. Moily, who was on a three-day visit to Odisha, also visited Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a free residential tribal institute.

“Education is the most powerful weapon to fight any problem in the country,” he said while expressing his happiness over the fact that KISS is providing free education to 20,000 tribal children.

Outlining the employment scenario, he told the students that not everyone of the working age will be in the job market in the coming years.

By 2020, the average Indian will be only 29 years of age, compared with 37 in China and 45 in the US, 48 in Western Europe and Japan, and thus India will have this age advantage for at least three decades, he said.PTI



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