The Prime Minister further said India had made the transformation from a country worried about its “brain-drain” to a country that thinks of “brain-gain.”
Modi said the country should assess its “service” capabilities in the global perspective.
He mentioned sectors such as nursing, high-end financial services, arbitration, tourism, music and vegetarian cooking that India can offer to the world, besides the already established IT and other core sectors.
Recalling his recent interaction with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Modi said she makes Indian curries, but has not perfected the taste.
Modi said there is a movement towards vegetarianism and suggested that cookery sessions could be included in tourist packages for foreigners. Indian
music too has a wide scope in global market, he added.
Similarly, there should be stress on providing soft skills like language and value addition to enhance employment opportunities, both domestic as well as abroad.
Modi also stressed that Indian entertainment industry can become a big force if the country can impress upon the world that its Intellectual Property Right is complaint with global standards.
He also stressed that future development module should be made while keeping in mind the huge human resource “asset” available in the country.
In addition, he said the global requirement in the job market too should be kept in mind. “What the world would need in 2025, we can (meet that requirement,” he said.
He further said government, if required, would change rules and regulations to promote the services sector.
Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said 63 countries are participating in the GES and 39 of which have taken exhibition space. Also, 18 states are also participating.