US President Barack Obama has exhorted American students to toil harder at school, and has told them that their success would determine the country’s leadership in a world where children in Bangalore and Beijing were raring to race ahead.
Obama has repeatedly said that American schools would have to ensure that they continue producing leagues of top professionals, so that the American hegemony in human resource continues in this century.
“At a time when other countries are competing with us like never before, when students around the world in Beijing, China, or Bangalore, India, are working harder than ever, and doing better than ever, your success in school is not just going to determine your success, it’s going to determine America’s success in the 21st century,” Obama said. “The farther you go in school, the farther you’re going to go in life,” he told students at a school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Last year, while announcing an end of tax incentives to US companies which created jobs overseas, Obama had launched the ‘Say no to Bangalore and yes to Buffalo,’ slogan. Since then, he has time and again brought up the competition presented by developing countries like China and India while asking Americans to rise to the challenge to keep the American supremacy alive.
“You’ve got an obligation to yourselves, and America has an obligation to you, to make sure you’re getting the best education possible,” Obama said in his latest remarks.
He said preparing the students for success in classroom, college, and career would also require an enormous collective effort from teachers, principals as well as the administration.
Asking students to work harder than everybody else and seek out new challenges, he said his call was directed at all Americans alike. “… I’m not just speaking to all of you, I’m speaking to kids all across the country.”
source: http://www.emirates247.com / By Agencies / Published Thursday, September 16th, 2010Tags: bangalore, India, Say No to Bangalore and Yes to Buffalo, Toil to beat Bangalore, US President Barack Obama, US President Barack Obama mentions Bangalore every time he talks about competition
Success of India’s Resilient IT Industry makes US President Barack Obama mention Bangalore: Karnataka Governor0
The success of India’s resilient IT industry makes US President Barack Obama mention Bangalore every time he talks about competition, Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj said Wednesday.
“Indian IT & BT (biotech) industry is synonymous with Bangalore. The very fact that the US president never forgets to mention Bangalore every time he talks about competition is a proof of recognition that we are in a position to compete with the best in the world,” Bhardwaj said in his Republic Day address here.
Lauding the achievements of the IT and BT sectors in the state, the governor said Bangalore had emerged on the international map attracting attention of every developed country, even to the extent of inviting admiration and envy from none other than the US.
“Our economy recovered much faster than many developed economies from the recent recession. It is the farsighted policies of the Indian government and the skilled young entrepreneurs with the cutting edge technologies that are helping to move on the path of recovery,” Bhardwaj said at the 62nd Republic Day celebrations in this tech hub.
The governor also highlighted the role of IT in ushering in e-governance and bringing several public services within the reach of the people across the state and Bangalore.
The expectations grow faster than the speed at which we can provide services,” he added
source: http://www.CoolAvenues.com / By IANS / Mon Jan 27th, 2011