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India an attractive proposition for a new world order: Kalam

The Indian Express (November 30, 2009)                                                                           Print This News

AHMEDABAD: Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam said on Sunday that the UPA government’s second stint at the Centre was due to its thrust on development politics.

“There are two types of politics — political politics and developmental politics. In last year’s elections, developmental politics came to power. People vote for development over and over again,” Kalam said in reply to a question at the valedictory function of IIM-A’s business summit, Confluence 009.

He also spoke about a ‘World Knowledge Platform’, which he said is a logical follow up of two recent achievements by India — Brahmos and the Pan Africa e-network — in collaboration with other countries.

“India is an attractive proposition for a new world order,” he said, and stressed that more collaborations must be pursued for “peace and prosperity”.

Kalam said that he foresees an economic recovery in India fuelled by “rural innovations” and “rural markets” that will play a big role in the GDP, as well as tremendous contribution from small and medium enterprises.

In response to a question as to what the youth can do for the country, he said: “What India needs are employment generators. Entrepreneurs are employment generators and not employment seekers. We need entrepreneurs.”

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