Shashi Tharoor: What we can learn from each other

Dr. Shashi Tharoor is an author, peace-keeper, refugee worker, human rights activist and a member of the Indian Parliament for the Thiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala. Tharoor is former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, and former Minister of State in India.

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“Either we train and prepare our young people for a 21st century global economy, or we face disaster. Each year, based on 2005 figures, we will add around 5 million young adults (between 15-24 years) per year. These are 5 million potentially productive workers. But if they are unemployed or unemployable, they are also potential revolutionaries, Naxalites or stone-pelters. The frustrations of jobless young men lie behind most of the violent protests in the world.”
Shashi Tharoor in Hindustan Times, August 2011

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