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Prime Minister Narendra Modi participates in “India and USA: Skilling for Future” event with First Lady of USA

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and First Lady of USA Dr. Jill Biden participated in an event focused on “India and USA: Skilling for Future” at National Science Centre in Washington DC.

The event focused on workforce redevelopment across higher education institutions to expand and enhance access to quality education across society.

Prime Minister highlighted the numerous steps taken by India to promote education, skilling and innovation. He appreciated ongoing bilateral academic exchanges, and collaborations between Indian and US academic and research ecosystems. Prime Minister presented 5-point proposals for energising India-USA collaboration in education and research sector, as follows:

  • Integrated approach bringing together government, industry and academia
  • Encouraging exchange of Teachers & Students
  • Organising Hackathons on various subjects between the two countries
  • Mutual recognition of vocational skills qualifications
  • Encouraging visits of people associated with education and research.

The event was attended by the President of Northern Virginia Community College, President of Association of American Universities, President and CEO of Micron Technology, and students.

US President Joe Biden was gifted a special box made of Mysore sandalwood by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The box contained are 10 donations (During Sahasra Poorna Chandrodayam, there is a custom of ‘Das Danam’ ) Lavan or salt from Gujarat was also one among the 10 gifts.

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