Services Sector can be game changer in India’s Growth story-Suresh Prabhu

Commerce Minister speaking at FICCI Higher Education Summit in New Delhi

Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu, said that as Commerce Minister he has to ensure that services sector grows as it contributes nearly 2/3 of India’s GDP.  Addressing the 14thFICCI Higher Education Summit 2018 in New Delhi today Suresh Prabhu said that Government is striving to enhance the share of the services sector in total GDP of India and is making all efforts to achieve that goal. The ten Champion Services Sectors can push India’s growth in a big way. Suresh Prabhu said that education plays an important role in equipping students to utilize new opportunities in this sector. The Minister said thatalong with growth in GDP numbers, employment has also to be taken care of and the services sector can create more jobs for youth of country.

The Commerce Minister said India has always been a hubfor new ideas and knowledge and the concept of university is not a creation of modern times. However knowledge has now acquired a global perspective and learners should develop the capacity to embrace new ideas being generated in the world. The Minister stated that the purpose of educationis to equip the learners to deal with the challenging situationsdeveloping around them.