Make India corruption-free, Kalam tells youth

"India wants young people of ethics, youths of ethics. That will bring beauty in character and harmony in homes. We must have a corruption-free nation but the fight against corruption begins from home. If children decide that their family will be free from corruption, India will greatly recover," he said.

"Use the bond of love that you share with your father to make your home corruption-free and take an oath that today onwards I will work as corruption-free brigade at my home," the eminent scientist said at a gathering of youths at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here in Eastern Maharashtra.

BJP President Nitin Gadkari was prominent among those present on the occasion. "We should be proud of our role models but unfortunately, we don't have such role models. The nation is bigger than any party, any system. So, nation should win. If nation wins, you'll win," said Kalam.

The former President said there is anguish among every section of the society, including students. Everyone is worried about deteriorating democratic and societal values.
"We all need to fight a hard battle to improve the things. Our politics needs to undergo a chemotherapy. The ignited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the
earth, under the earth and above the earth. Knowledge will empower you to undertake great missions."

Kalam said "everyone of us should think about what I can give to make India developed in 2020.

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