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Youth of cities like Mumbai give me hope: Obama

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First published: September 26, 2012, 12:53 PM IST | Updated: September 26, 2012
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Youth of cities like Mumbai give me hope: Obama
The US President said the youth is eager to use their knowledge for the benefit of mankind.

United Nations: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said young people in cities like Mumbai, Seoul and Jakarta, who are eager to use their knowledge for the benefit of mankind, have given him "hope" about the world.

"What gives me the most hope is not the actions of leaders - it is the people I've seen. The American troops who have risked their lives and sacrificed their limbs for strangers half a world away."

"The students in Jakarta and Seoul who are eager to use their knowledge to benefit humankind... The young people in the favelas of Rio and the schools of Mumbai whose eyes shine with promise," he said.

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