Sunday, October 26, 2008

Creative leaders need of the hour: Kalam

Creative leaders need of the hour: Kalam

Ahmedabad, Oct 25 : Former president Dr A P J Abdul Kalam today underlined the need for creative leaders for development of the country.

Delivering a lecture on Nation, Challenges and Leadership at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) here this evening, Dr Kalam said '' Creative leadership is the need of the hour, as it means exercising the vision to change the traditional role from the commander to the coach and manager to mentor, and from one who demands respect to one who facilitates self-respect.

The country needs such leaders for participating in our national development mission.'' On India's moon mission, he said he had visualised an Earth-Moon-Mars complex to become an economic entity of strategic importance to many nations. In this situation, India's Moon mission will give a boost to space research. Young scientists will look towards studying the physical geological structure, mineral potential and availability of helium-3 in large quantities on the lunar surface.

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