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  India   All India  28 Nov 2017  With half labour gender gap, Indian can grow by USD 150 bn: Ivanka

With half labour gender gap, Indian can grow by USD 150 bn: Ivanka

PTI
Published : Nov 28, 2017, 7:40 pm IST
Updated : Nov 28, 2017, 7:46 pm IST

Ivanka showered lavish praise on the PM, saying he is 'building India as a thriving economy, a beacon of democracy and a symbol of hope'.

Ivanka lauded the PM for believing 'the progress of humanity is incomplete without the empowerment of women'. (Photo: File/Twitter)
 Ivanka lauded the PM for believing 'the progress of humanity is incomplete without the empowerment of women'. (Photo: File/Twitter)

Hyderabad: Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor to the White House, on Tuesday said Indian economy can grow by over USD 150 billion in the next three years if it was able to close the labour force gender gap by half.

In her keynote address at the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), she showered lavish praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is "doing to build India as a thriving economy – a beacon of democracy – and a symbol of hope to the world".

 

"What you are achieving is truly extraordinary... from your childhood selling tea to being elected as India's Prime Minister," she said.

"Through your own enterprise, entrepreneurship and hard work, the people of India have lifted more than 130 million citizens out of poverty – a remarkable improvement, and one I know will continue to grow under the leadership of Prime Minister," Ivanka said further.

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"Here in India, I want to applaud Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his firm belief that 'the progress of humanity is incomplete without the empowerment of women'," she stressed.

 

India, she said, is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has a true friend in the White House.

Tags: ivanka trump, global entrepreneur summit, narendra modi, indian economy
Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad