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Kalam calls for integrity

Shillong, July 24: Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today emphasised the need for “integrity” in leadership to achieve sustained success and development.

Kalam was addressing students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong here. “I want to see all of you as the creative leaders to bring about the required change,” he said.

He was at the institute for a course on “Dimensions of National Development”.

Talking about the challenges that the country and the world are facing, he emphasised on the role of leadership to tackle the challenges and develop possible solutions.

The former President also charted out the link between creative leadership and economic development. Accentuating on the importance of the role that leadership would play for ensuring success in future, he stressed on integrity among leaders for sustained success and development of society.

Highlighting his concept of Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas, (Pura) which focuses on rural development by providing opportunities through co-operative working of resource and social entrepreneur, Kalam felt that this would enable the country to grow by shared efforts.

Later, the former President met the faculty members of IIM Shillong to discuss the role of academicians in promoting creative leadership among the students for the betterment of society.

Today was the second time that Kalam has visited the B-School as a guest faculty to deliver a course to its students.