Kalam calls for uniform distribution of resources

Former Prez delivers TAPMI's 28th convocation address at Manipal

Kalam calls for uniform distribution of resources

“Let all of us make our home free of corruption and transparent before complaining others for the corrupt deeds,” was the oath administered here by the former president and Missile Man of India, A P J Abdul Kalam to the budding management professionals.

Delivering the convocation address at the 28th annual convocation of T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) here at KMC Greens, Kalam called upon all students to retrospect by asking themselves for what they are remembered for. He urged them to look up at the various inventions and discoveries that have brought smile into the life of the people.  

Distribution of resources

The former president called for laying emphazis on energy independence and security which should lead to renewable energy. “We should go for solar power and micro connectivity,” he urged. India is a nation with distinct profile wherein the rural and urban delineation is a thin line with 6,00,000 villages. 

India should be a nation with equitable distribution of energy and water, a nation where government should be responsive and transparent and corruption-free. A nation where poverty is totally eradicated and the best place to live in”. “We should elect leaders whom we should be proud of,” he added. Stating that the main task before India is to project its mission among developed nations, the former president said agriculture, food processing, education and health care, self-reliance in energy are interrelated. 

He also called upon the students to think in what way one could be a leader and not a manager.

Looking at his incredible life as a scientist, Kalam said that  he had realised that how the amalgamation of committed minds with a mission on focus, could produce amazing results. “Among all the resources, ignited minds of the youth is the most powerful on and off the earth,” Kalam stressed.

Techno advance

Focusing over the global economy, Kalam noted that the supersonic Brahmos project jointly initiated by Russia and India at the cost of Rs 300 million dollars has 7000 billion dollar turn over today. Indian agricultural scientists are lauded all over. The world leaders are viewing India’s opinion as a champion of South Asia in connection with international and regional issues. In India, integrated action plan with concrete idea is being worked out to visualize over how can we leave in peace and prosperous world by 2020.

As many as 302 students who graduated from TAPMI were presented the diploma at the function.

Eleven special awards for academic excellence were also presented. Chairman of TAPMI Governing Council Dr Ramdas M Pai, TAPMI Director Dr R C Natarajan among others also spoke. 

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