Chidambaram pleads Indian human resources to return back

Dec 02 2012, 22:01 IST
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SummaryAsking the young talent to contribute in building India, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today asked country's human resources to return back after spending few years in other parts of the world to meet challenges of their own country.

Asking the young talent to contribute in building India, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today asked country's human resources to return back after spending few years in other parts of the world to meet challenges of their own country.

"After 11, 12 months your (students) temptation is to migrate to USA or elsewhere in the world...it is a legitimate desire...Indian human resources will find opportunities all over the world...seize these opprtunities...spend few years...but please remember that there is no other place in the world which can challenge you (students) like India," he told an august gathering after formally inaugurating the Indian School of Business (ISB) campus here.

"Spend a few years wherever you feel whether in USA, Europe, Latin America, East Asia or Africa, but please remember it is only India and no other place that can challenge you (students)," he said.

He asked the young talent to ask themselves a few questions as to where in other country of the world one need to add 1,00,000 MW of power, construct thousands of kms of roads, bring drinking water and sanitation to over 700 million of people.

"The greatest challenge is to build India," he said referring to the brain drain.

"At some stage or the other return back and help build India...challenge is not only in business but elsewhere too," he said.

Expressing concern over "limited world class institutions" in the country, he said that he had exhausted all five fingers of one of his hand in listing these institutions.

"We have one institution of world class in Science, a couple in engineering and technology, one in Mathematics and one in international studies," he said, adding that the country need to build world class institutions.)

Talent is distributed throughout the country, Chidambaram said, adding that the important task is to build world class institutions as is reflected in the ISB.

He urged the managements of the world class institutions not to compromise on merit during entry level of students.

The Union Finance minister said that his ministry was committed to education loan programme by the banks.

"24 lakh students in India have borrowed loan for education and the outstanding amount with the banks is to the tune of Rs 52,000 crore," he said, adding that banks must lend more money for the purpose of education.

Chidambaram regretted that hardly anyone comes back to build power sector or other areas back in India.

He said that the government would romp individuals outside it

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