"Do whatever you can to make India innovative and to be competitive. Recently, Sathya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft. Most of you must be dreaming to reach the heights of Nadella", he said in his address at the ninth Convocation of SRM University near here.

"My advice to you is to create a similar enterprise here. Create Microsoft here. Create an Apple. Create a Google here in India. And then own it and manage it", he said.

He said India has 65 percent people below the age of 35 years. "It is most unfortunate that even after 65 years of independence, we have not focused on education. As a nation we should focus not only on individual progress or economic progress, but also nation building", he said.

Vaiko asks Modi to lead farmers’ convention in Erode

MDMK founder Vaiko, whose party has announced a tie-up with BJP for Lok Sabha elections, met the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a hotel here.

Modi and Vaiko discussed the former's rally, where the Gujarat Chief Minister had torn into Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram for questioning his knowledge of economics, a party statement said quoting the meeting which was held on Saturday night.

Vaiko told Modi that the BJP alone would win around 250-272 Lok Sabha seats. Vaiko also sought for Modi's dates to lead a farmers' convention in Erode district, which was being coordinated by his party's Lok Sabha MP A Ganeshamurthi.

While Vaiko did not participate in the Vandalur public rally here last evening addressed by Modi, he had sent senior leader Mallai Sathya on his behalf.


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