2020 vision may take shape after Anna movement: academics

2020 vision may take shape after Anna movement: academics

"Now it appears that former president Kalam's vision document will take a positive shape...corruption has hindered pace of the progress all these years," Director (Research) of Birsa Agriculture University Prof B N Singh said.

Kalam had in 1998 authored "India 2020—A vision for the New Millennium" in which he outlined how India could be among the world's first five economic powers in the year 2020.

Sharing Singh's opinion, Prof Madhukar Shukla of the XLRI, Jamshedpur, said there was no contradiction between Kalam's vision document and Anna Hazare's movement against corruption.

"At least people are now discussing it and the purpose (of anti-corruption) is development. Everyone should get equal share of fruits of development," Shukla said.

Geologist Nitish Priyadarshi said, "Kalam's scientific mind must have seen such turbulent times ahead. So he suggested for a focused mind on development issues."

Meanwhile, processions and sit-ins by different organisations continued across Jharkhand for the sixth day today demanding that the Centre immediately accept Hazare's demand for an effective Jan Lokpal.


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