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Kalam visits IIM Shillong as guest faculty

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 27, 2014 Published on July 27, 2014

APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, addressing students of IIM Shillong on July 24.

"I want to see all of you as the creative leaders to bring about the required change, said APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, addressing students of IIM Shillong on July 24.

Kalam was at IIM Shillong for a course on the 'Dimensions of National Development'.

During his session with the students he talked about the challenges that our country and the world is facing at large and emphasised the role of leadership to tackle these issues and develop possible solutions.

He also talked about the concept of PURA (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas) which focuses on rural development by providing opportunities through cooperative working of resource and social entrepreneur. This would enable our country to grow by shared efforts and overcome the challenges faced by the society.

Kalam charted out the link between creative leadership & economic development. He emphasised the importance of the role that change in leadership would play for ensuring the success in future. He also stressed the role of integrity among leaders for sustained success and development of the society.

The former president also met faculty members of IIM Shillong to discuss the role of academicians in promoting creative leadership among the students for betterment of the society in future.

This is the second time IIM Shillong is hosting Kalam as a guest faculty.

Published on July 27, 2014
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