Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (September 30) addressed the graduating students of IIT-Madras and said that the Indian research community has made a mark for itself globally in science and technology.
He stated that optimism about a new India was the common thread that had emerged at his high-profile meetings during the US tour he went on last week.
While addressing the students at the 56th Convocation of IIT-Madras, he said that the graduating students were passing out at a time “when the world is looking at India as a land of unique opportunities.”
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“I just returned from America. During this visit, I met many heads of states, business leaders, innovators, investors. In our discussions, there was one thread common – it was
optimism about new India. And the confidence in the abilities of young people of India,” he said.
The Indian community has made a mark for itself all over the world, especially in science, technology, and innovation, he said. “Many who are powering this are your IIT seniors,” he said. “You are making brand India stronger globally,” he added.
Asking the graduating students to make use of the opportunities that await them, he also urged them to keep in mind the needs of the country. “No matter where you work, where you live, do keep in mind the needs of your motherland. Think of how your work, innovation and research could help a fellow Indian,” Modi told the students.
(With inputs from agencies)