Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday sought Japan’s help for skill development in India. Stating that 65 percent of India’s population was young, Modi said: “In 2020, when the world would need a workforce, we are preparing for it from now itself, so that we can match the global workforce.”
“India is a youthful nation. We want to give importance to skill development. Be it quality, zero defect, discipline, we give importance to it,” Modi said while addressing business leaders here.
Modi said India’s huge young population can contribute to the global workforce requirement.
Speaking on the third day of his five-day Japan visit, Modi said he wanted Japan’s help in developing skill development in India.
He said Japan can “really help us with this”.
The prime minister added that “we want to move forward with Japan in the field of research”.
“…there is no end to the road in the field of research,” Modi said.
And also Modi said: “The new government wants to reform itself and move forward… We have decided that directly under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), a special management team for Japan will be formed, which will be dedicated to exclusively facilitate Japan.”
Modi’s announcement was greeted with applause by business leaders from India and Japan.
“…in the team which looks after industries, I want to add two people from Japan who can stay permanently with them and can understand things. They will be part of our decision making team and will help ease business for Japan,” he said.
Modi arrived in Kyoto Saturday and is on a five day visit to Japan. He is scheduled to hold summit-level talks with Prime Minister Abe later Monday.