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Dr Kalam asked and the world answered!

india Updated: Jul 25, 2007 15:52 IST
Deepti Kaul

"What should we do to free our planet from terrorism?" asked Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, India's youth icon. And the world answered! Dr Kalam has selected two winners from the 30, 000 odd responses to the question, which had been posed on Yahoo! India Answers. The winners have won high-end laptops.

Picking out the winning response Dr APJ Abdul Kalam said, "Of the shortlist put together by the Yahoo! India editorial team, I have selected two answers by Sugato Mitra and Karthik Durairajan (as 1st and 2nd). In my opinion, to a certain extent, possible solutions emerge from a combination of these two answers."

Out of this huge response, around 15, 000 answers were from high school children across India. And he has selected the 10 best answers; the winners will get a special educational tour of Silicon Valley.

"I have selected these answers from the participants based on their depth of thinking and action-oriented suggestions," he added.

Eminent personalities like Dr Kiran Bedi, Leander Paes and HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also shared their views.

"We are delighted with the enthusiastic response to Dr Kalam's question on Yahoo! India Answers. This thought-provoking question has encouraged thousands of netizens to share their views on this innovative platform," said George Zacharias, MD, Yahoo! India.

To view the winning responses click here: