Asking the young talent to contribute in building the country, Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Sunday asked the country’s human resources to return back after spending few years in other parts of the world to meet challenges of their own country.
“After 11, 12 months your students) temptation is to migrate to USA or elsewhere in the world…it is a legitimate desire…Indian human resources will find opportunities all over the world…seize these opprtunities…spend few years…but please remember that there is no other place in the world which can challenge you (students) like India,” he told an august gathering after formally inaugurating the Indian School of Business (ISB) campus in Mohali.
“Spend a few years wherever you feel whether in USA, Europe, Latin America, East Asia or Africa, but please remember it is only India and no other place that can challenge you (students),” he said.
He asked the young talent to ask themselves a few questions as to where in other country of the world one need to add 1,00,000 MW of power, construct thousands of kms of roads, bring drinking water and sanitation to over 700 million of people.
“The greatest challenge is to build India,” he said referring to the brain drain.
“At some stage or the other return back and help build India…challenge is not only in business but elsewhere too,” he said.
Expressing concern over “limited world class institutions” in the country, he said that he had exhausted all five fingers of one of his hand in listing these institutions.
“We have one institution of world class in Science, a couple in engineering and technology, one in Mathematics and one in international studies,” he said, adding that the country need to build world class institutions.