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India has best technical education in world: Hillary

Last Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 00:37

Commending the technical education
in India as the "best in the world", US Mumbai: cretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday suggested her country and India should work together in the field to help bridge the gap betweentalent and opportunities.

"Technical education in India was the best in the
world. We need to work together in the field of educational
opportunities," she said at an interactive discussion on
education organised by "Teach India", a NGO which works for
children`s education. Actor-Filmmaker Aamir Khan who is part
of the NGO shared dais with the US Secretary of State.

Clinton said the gap between talent and opportunities
among the children can be bridged through education

He said the US has a good infrastructure for education
and spends a lot of money for the sector "but we don`t get the
best returns for the children. We don`t do anything for
children who have fallen behind. There
are many marginalised groups. There is inequality".

Stressing the need to use modern technology, she said,
"there is an opportunity to reach so many people. We need to
think creatively.

Clinton said she was delighted to meet Aamir Khan and
appreciated the actor-filmmaker`s views on education.

Khan, whose directorial debut "Taare Zameen Par" spoke
about inclusive education, said all children should go to
regular schools.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 00:37
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