Japan keen to invest in education sector in Uttarakhand: Govt

Japan on Wednesday expressed its keenness to invest in the education sector in Uttarakhand to prepare a skilled workforce for the Japanese industries in India.

Dehradun: Japan on Wednesday expressed its keenness to invest in the education sector in Uttarakhand to prepare a skilled workforce for the Japanese industries in India.

Representatives of Hi-No-De, a Japanese education society, met Chief Minister Harish Rawat here today and expressed interest in?investing in the education sector of the state, an official release here said.

In days to come, Japanese industrialists will be investing in India in a big way and will require skilled resources, one of the society members was quoted as saying at the meeting with the Chief Minister.

To lure investment in the education sector, Rawat briefed the delegation about attractive policies framed by the state government.

Spelling out priorities of the state government, Rawat said it wants to provide professional education to the youth in accordance with the demands of today's highly competitive times.

Chief Secretary N Ravishankar, Secretary Technical education RK Sudhanshu and Secretary Higher education Radhika Jha were among those who attended the meeting.