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US Ambassador interacts with students at ISB

On his first visit to Hyderabad, the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to India, Richard Verma made it a point to spend some quality time with students of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and a few other management institutes in the city at the ISB campus.  Advocating strong US-India economic ties the Ambassador stressed on ‘innovation based growth’ for the people of both the countries and closer cooperation for financial inclusion, education and skills training and education and clean energy. “We need to forge strong and sustainable economies for the children of both the countries. We need a common ground to look forward to a future which has “good jobs, safe community and bright future for our children,” he said.

He was speaking on the topic 'India and the United States: Building Strong and Sustainable Economies for Our People,' at the event at ISB. Close to 150 students from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management, Institute for Technology & Management and Auroras’ Business School, apart from ISB, and captains of industry in Hyderabad interacted with Ambassador Verma.

Richard Verma spoke at length Indo-US partnership for development, and how it is imperative for more and more American companies to invest in India and vice-versa. Further, collaboration should extend between NGOs and small organisations as well.   “Sabka saath sabka vikas,” he quipped borrowing a line from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He emphasised that both countries must take advantage of the growing Indo-US partnership, trade gates need to be kept open, and new avenues need to be created for businesses to exchange ideas and best practices.

Looking into the future, especially from the perspective of education, Ambassador Verma said that the US Community Colleges were collaborating with the Indian Polytechnic Colleges to deliver high quality education.  He concluded that’s impertinent to share technological innovation and best practices in order to build ‘strong and sustainable economies for our people.’