India poised for great structural change: Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Dy. Chairman of the Planning Commission of India

The country has witnessed remarkable growth over the years and the young graduates of today will find themselves in a prosperous India which promises to have five times more and greater structural changes, said Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Dy. Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, while delivering the Convocation Address at the 7th Annual Convocation of KIIT University on January 6.

Six eminent personalities of the country were conferred degree of D.Litt. / D.Sc. / D.Law (Honoris Causa) by KIIT University. The recipients of Honorary Degrees are – Dr. D. Y. Patil, Governor of Tripura (D.Litt.), Mr. Ram Jethmalani, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India & Member of Parliament-R.S. (D.Law), Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council to Prime Minister (D.Sc.), Mr. H. M. Nerurkar, MD, Tata Steel (D.Sc.), Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member, Planning Commission of India and National Advisory Council (D.Litt.) and Mr. Pinky Anand, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India (D.Law). Prof. C. N. R. Rao received the degree in absentia.

Presenting a comparative picture of the growth, the country has witnessed, Ahluwalia said “India did progress at a slow pace because, while the GDP growth was only 3.5%, the population growth was more than 20%. In the 60s, the growth was slowest and this continued in the next twenty years.” Though some economists are skeptical about the growth because of the present slow down, yet in the next 20 years Indian economy is bound to witness a