Youth with knowledge is country's driving force: Navani

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Panaji, Oct 30 (UNI) Youth combined with knowledge is the driving force of India, said Jetline Group of Companies Managing Director and Young Indians (Yi) National Chairman Rajan Navani.

Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day Yi Net Summit promoted by the Confederation of Indian Industries(CII) here today, Mr Navani said that the country should take advantage of the tremendous youth force it has for charting a bright future ahead.

''India with an average age of 29 years by the year 2020 is at a tremendous advantage over China having average age of 37 years, the West with 45 years and Japan with 47 years,'' Mr Navani said.

This youth force can become a driving force for the country if they are imbibed with knowledge power, he said, adding that India has graduated into knowledge economy passing through agricultural and industrial economies.

At the start of the knowledge economy, the World Wide Web (www) started with 237 pages and now they increased to a mind boggling 274 billion pages in the cyberspace.

The youth should realise the importance of the knowledge potential and adopt themselves for the change to take advantage of the knowledge potential, he added.

Goa Government Chief Secretary J P Singh said that the state of Goa was poised to take advantage of knowledge potential in the years to come to emerge as one of the developed states through knowledge revolution.

He said the state was keen to take advantage of the private-public-partnership (PPP) model to enhance infrastructure facilities to harness resources.

He cited the example of Goa's efforts at providing broadband facilities at the doorstep of all by the year 2008 through PPP model to ensure e-governance for a transparent administration.

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