Obama for better ties in education sectorBy IANS
Saturday, November 6, 2010
MUMBAI - US President Barack Obama expressed the need for increased America-India partnership in the field of education, both in his speech at the Oberoi’s Trident Hotel here and at a private meeting with a select group of people from Mumbai Saturday evening.
Among those present at the meeting with the select group was the head of Ryan International Group of Schools, Mumbai, Grace Pinto, who spoke about the contributions in the field of education in the US by her group in the past few years.
“I briefed him about our education projects in India and US, and other parts of the world. President Obama appreciated the efforts and said we were doing a great job,” she said.
“He asked us to continue with the same zeal to spread education among the largest possible number of students, especially those from the deprived sections,” a beaming Pinto old IANS.
The Ryan Group is the co-ordinator of the US-India Business Council’s education initiative which has, among others, Pepsico chief Indra Nooyi as one of the advisory panel members, said Ryan Pinto, group chief operating officer, international operations.