Kalam urges students to join nation-building
Posted on Feb 04 2014 | IBNS
By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Jammu, Feb 03 : Former President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on Monday urged the students to contribute their bit in nation building and making India one of the most developed countries in the world.
Dr. Kalam was spending time with students at police auditorium, Jammu during a one-day interaction in connection with the 101st All India Science Congress being held at University of Jammu.
He reached here Monday and he is expected to inaugurate Children's Science Congress tomorrow at Jammu University.
During the interaction, Dr. Kalam shared his experiences of his earlier interactions with children. He drew examples from the lives of eminent scientists like S. Ramanujan, Albert Einstein and others.
The nuclear scientist said knowledge empowers people to undertake big missions. He asked the youth to focus on issues like energy, water, agriculture, rural life, value system etc. to build a strong country.
He identified five areas, including agriculture, health, industry, infrastructure, rural connectivity in which growth can lead India to the state of a developed nation. He stressed on improving electronic and knowledge connectivity between rural and urban areas.
During the interaction, Dr. Kalam replied to some questions posed to him by the students. These included importance of teaching, digital divide, space medicine, India's 2020 mission etc.
Earlier on his arrival, the former President was given a colourful reception by the tiny tots. He received a bouquet from a group of kids representing the dress and cultural ethos of the three regions of the State.
The Vice Chancellor, Jammu University, Prof. S. Mohan Pal Singh Isher in his introductory remarks thanked the missile man for visiting Jammu. He detailed the achievements and contributions made by him to the country.