Monthly Archives: January 2013

10 Pillars of Development

Dr Kalam defined the 10 pillars of development; he said that, if India is determined, these targets can be achieved by the year 2020:

1. A nation where the rural and urban divide has been reduced to a thin line.

2. A nation where there is equitable distribution and adequate access to energy and quality water.

3. A nation where agriculture, industry and service sector work together in symphony.

4. A nation where education is not denied to any meritorious candidate because of societal or economic discrimination.

5. A nation which is the best destination for the most talented scholars, scientists and investors.

6. A nation where the best of healthcare is available to all.

7. A nation where the governance is responsive, transparent and corruption free.

8. A nation where poverty has been totally eradicated, illiteracy removed and crimes against women and children are absent and none in the society feel alienated.

9. A secure nation devoid of terrorism, peaceful land happy; a nation that continues with a sustainable growth path.

10. Finally a nation that is one of the best places to live in and is proud of its leadership.

Source: REDIFF

Qualities of Good Leader

According to Dr Kalam, these are characteristics an ideal leader should have.

1. A leader must have a vision.

2. He must have the passion to transform this vision into action.

3. He must be able to travel into unexplored parts. A good leader, says Dr Kalam, never travels the paths explored by others.

4. A leader must know how to manage success and failure.

5. A leader must have courage to take decisions.

6. A leader should have good management skills.

7. Every action of the leader should be transparent.

8. A leader must work with integrity and succeed with integrity.

Source: REDIFF