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Dr. Abdul Kalam delivers lecture at IIM Shillong

 29 July 2014
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Dr. Abdul Kalam delivers lecture at IIM Shillong

Former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Thursday visited IIM Shillong and taught the 'Dimensions of National Development'. 

I want to see all of you as the creative leaders to bring about the required change”, said Kalam, as he addressed the students of IIM Shillong in the institute campus.

Kalam was at the Institute for a course on the “Dimensions of National Development”. 
During his session with the students, he discussed about the challenges that India and the world is facing at large and emphasized on the role of leadership to tackle these issues and develop possible solutions.
Dr. Kalam spoke about his 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 the country to grow by shared efforts and overcome the challenges faced by the society.
He also charted out the link between creative leadership & economic development. 
He emphasized on the importance of the role that change in leadership would play for ensuring the success in future. He also accentuated on the role of integrity among leaders for sustained success and development of the society.
Dr. Kalam also met with the faculty members of IIM Shillong to discuss on the role of academicians in promoting creative leadership among the students for the betterment of the society in the future.
This is the second time that IIM Shillong has hosted  Dr. Kalam as a Guest Faculty to deliver a course to its students. 


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