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Education is, as Bill Gates recently observed a critical area for nations and societies in the 21st century.

Serving as a springboard for innovation and empowering educators create a collaborative environment, we are delighted that we have launched an initiative for the complete Transforming of Education geared for the 21st Century in Andhra Pradesh with Future Classroom Initiative under YS Chowdary's #MPLAD scheme at Krishna and Guntur Districts.

Harnessing the power of the MPLAD scheme, in association with #SujanaFoundation, IL&FS Education, has taken initiative of setting up of Google #Future #Classrooms in government high schools located in Krishna and Guntur district in Phase 1.

Covering 12 schools in five mandals so far, we have trained and changed the methods of nearly 190 teachers, who further reach out to over 4,000 students.The project would be extended to 40 schools across 35 mandals in Phase 2, which will impact over 15,00 students across Andhra Pradesh.

The 'Future Classroom' was developed by Google and I&FS as a digital learning zone for teachers, students and parents. It enables providing skills needed for a sustainable value creation as an individual in the 21st century, enabling critical thinking communications, collaboration and creativity - rated by World Economic Forum as the top skills needed in tomorrow's world.

The major components of this paradigm we have enabled include G-Suite suite of communications and collaboration for cloud-based anywhere access of tools and knowledge repository, Chromebooks, a lightweight handheld tab devices for personalized experience, K-Yan, an all-in-one portable device for teachers, Education Resources and Customized Content for interactive digital learning, besides a dedicated teacher reorientation program.

Feel free to contact my team, visit the world's most advanced classrooms now changing lives of teachers and students in Andhra Pradesh, and contribute in any way towards our larger dream.
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Spoke of one the most critical initiatives, priorities and policy thrust of our government - Skill India, Digital India - and harnessing the transformative power of education and skills to impact and create sustainable livelihoods, and lives, and shape the rural transformation for creation of New India.

The country, and future, belongs to youth with skills and transformed villages.
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Delighted to be the Chief Guest at 2nd India-China Technology Transfer, Collaborative Innovation & Investment Conference in New Delhi today and interact with several academics, scientists, officials and entrepreneurs from both countries, including Shri V K Mishra, Executive Vice Chairman, India-China Trade Center, Dr H Purushotam, CMD, NRDC, and Mr Hou Shuqian, Director General, Yunnan Academy of Science and Technology.

In my talk I reflected on the good work the India China Trade
Centre has been doing for the last two decades in promoting bilateral trade and Investment between India and China, and helping promote bilateral trade and investments through intervention of technology and Innovation. Technology can act as a catalyst in creating closer links between both the countries towards shared innovation and investment.

As countries and neighbours, India and China have been trade partners for more than thousand years through silk route. Trade and knowledge is a shared legacy with China.

Budhist monks and travellers visiting Nalanda and Takshashila (AD 399 – 700), including Fa-Hien (Faxian), Huen Tsang (Xuanzang) and I-Tsing ( Yijing) travelled all over India.

The 21st Century clearly belongs to Asia as its leader, with India and China leading global economy. This transformation would not have been possible without technology and innovation.

Since 2014, significant policies and key initiatives of the Shri Narendra Modi ji's government such as “Make in India”, “Starup India”, “Skill India”, “Digital India”, "Smart Cities",and “Double Farmers' Income" etc, are transforming India into a major economic force of the world.

These initiatives provide opportunities for both countries to work together in a win-win situation and further cooperation in Technology Transfer development opens doors of immense opportunities. Cross Border Investment in Infrastructure, both conventional and Modern (Metro, Smart City), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing, Energy & New Energy, Electric Vehicles etc. and have created immense opportunities for B2B and B2G.

India can learn many lessons from China, who already has many unicorns, especially Alibaba. Setting target for India of 1 million start-up and 100 unicorns by 2022 with collaborative efforts and experience of China.

I wish the conference great success for making deliberations
and B2B interaction in next two days and congratulations to all parties which will be signing MoUs.

Thank You! Xie Xie! Jai Hind!
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Sharing my speech at the Global Conference on Cyber Space. @gccsofficial #GCCS2017 https://t.co/q6n83EXU7i

WOMAN POWER! Shubhangi Swaroop creates HISTORY, becomes FIRST Female Pilot in the Indian Navy. CONGRATULATIONS! https://t.co/PUewfDeWgd

Railways saves over Rs 5,000 crore in power bills in two years https://t.co/g9pucv5YPW via NMApp https://t.co/b4C6umO3Nt

From bulky mainframe computer systems, email and personal computers to social media and mobiles, technology has see… https://t.co/9N4dxUaDqX

The Internet has opened new opportunities for our youth to showcase their creativity. https://t.co/v6V7N1khi2

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