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Student message to Narendra Modi: Revive India brand image

Business Today talks to Shobhit Mathur, PGP class of 2015, Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), on what should be the new government's agenda -

twitter-logoE Kumar Sharma | May 20, 2014 | Updated 18:50 IST
Shobhit Mathur, PGP class of 2015, Indian School of Business (Hyderabad)
Shobhit Mathur, PGP class of 2015, Indian School of Business (Hyderabad)

Business Today talks to Shobhit Mathur, PGP class of 2015, Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), on what should be the new government's agenda -

>> Narendra Modi should focus his attention the most on the youth of India. Jobs in the organised sector today cannot absorb the youth population. We need rapid economic growth and job creation. We have lost the edge to China in many labour-intensive industries. These jobs should be recreated by pushing investment in SMEs and giving them incentives.

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>> India's brand image in the international business world has taken a beating with the recent corruption scandals. Modi should rebuild the confidence of the international business community by adding transparency and accountability to the current system.

>> The nation is facing a huge security threat, both internally and externally. The Maoist menace, the illegal immigration from Bangladesh and the Kashmiri separatist movement should be dealt with strongly. We have ignored these problems for long and trust Modi to solve them in his tenure.

>> The education system has not delivered the goods. School enrollment has increased, but education quality still is way off the mark. We need better teachers and a more practical curriculum. Modi and his team should take a re-look at this and make fundamental changes.

>> We have a high dependence on foreign sources for energy needs. Not only does this cause a drain of precious capital, it makes us very vulnerable politically. We need rapid improvement in public transportation and a simultaneous investment in indigenous sources of energy.

WHAT OTHER B-SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY TO NARENDRA MODI

Abhishek Bhattacharya, PGP class of 2015, Indian School of Business (Mohali): 'Revise Land Acquisition Act'

Leela Krishna Annam, second year MBA student at IIM Bangalore: 'Bring Centre, states together'

Konark Panday, PGP class of 2015, IIM-Bangalore: 'Make doing business easier'

G. Ramachandran, PGP class of 2015, IIM-Ahmedabad: Have India's youth help out

Gaurav Bhardwaj, IIM-Shillong: 'Prioritise short-, long-term issues'

Madhura Bhargave, PGP class of 2015, IIM-Ahmedabad: 'Get going on reforms'

Johney Maheshwari; PGDM class of 2015, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research: 'Have an accountable cabinet'

 

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