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Dr. Abdul Kalam the 11th President of India and  the renowned aerospace engineer, professor (of Aerospace engineering), and first Chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram (IIST) is in Colombo, here are snippets of his wisdom shared at various events this week.

“A nation’s economic development is powered by competitiveness and now competitiveness is powered by knowledge.”

“I am convinced that the youth power, if properly directed and led, could bring about transformational changes in humanity for its progress, meeting its challenges and bring prosperity and peace.”

“When we learn subjects in our own mother tongue, we learn faster and could grasp the inherent meaning of the subject and we start thinking naturally.”

“With imagining and constant effort, all the forces of the
universe work for that inspired mind, thereby leading to
inventions and discoveries.”

“A noble nation has to be populated by people who are noble – not just at an individual
level, but in a collective sense as well.”
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  • P.Liyanage Wednesday, 25 January 2012 10:03 AM

    what about 3 days fishing rights for Tami Nadu and 3 days for Sri Lanka, flagrant violation of maritime boundaries of this Island ,showing Might is Right

    azli Wednesday, 25 January 2012 07:16 AM

    haven't we heard these before???
    difference is information and action.


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