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‘India Should Be First to Do Great Things’

Convergence of technology with science leads to a developed nation, said former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday. 

Published: 30th June 2014 07:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2014 07:26 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Convergence of technology with science leads to a developed nation, said former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday. 

He was speaking at an event at Sami Labs in the city. Kalam said India has great potential, but it is not making optimum use of it. “For years India has been coming fourth in all its achievements, be it building supercomputers or rocket launches. We need to break out of this pattern,” he said.

Calling it the “fifth nation syndrome”, he said India should aim for the first position in doing great things.  He also said the focus is no longer on just development, but sustainable development. 

He also urged government institutions to teach leadership qualities to youngsters. “We should concentrate on how youngsters can contribute to areas like medicine, reducing urban and rural divide, agriculture and also industrial sectors,” he said.  


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