Thursday 11 August 2011

Uttarakhand can become India’s first carbon-free state: Believes Former president Kalam

Written by Anil Singh

There's something about former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam which makes him dear to the Youth.

I think one of those things which make an instant connect with Youth of any region, state, country or world, is how Mr. Kalam approaches issues, ideas and problems.

Unlike, the often seen smugness of people of his age and much younger; the former president approaches things with the disposition of a child and the passion of a Youth.

This aspect of his personality reflected once again today, while he was addressing the students and others at the 11th convocation ceremony of Kumaun University at Nainital.

Putting in seeds of progressive thinking in the minds of the Youth present, Mr. Kalam called for making Uttarakhand as the first carbon-free state of India. Motivating the youth, the former president underlined the need for efforts that should be made to make Uttarakhand as the first carbon-free state as it is rich in biodiversity.

To ensure that rural Youth stay at their villages and try to think about something clean, enterprising and making use of their local resources in a sustained manner, Mr. Kalam also stressed on the need for providing urban amenities at the rural areas in order to reduce migration of people from hills to the plains.

Bringing to fore the unique virtue of youth, which every 20 or 30 somethings instinctively possesses; Mr. Kalam also asked youths to do things differently and citied examples of great scientists and literally figures. In former president’s words, "If you are aiming big, you will surely achieve something big,".

So are you ready to aim BIG?

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