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President wants more youth to join politics

india Updated: Dec 06, 2006 13:18 IST

President APJ Abdul Kalam on Wednesday said more youth should enter politics to make it corruption-free and build a stronger nation.

"If youth participate in politics, then there will be dynamism in politics... Removal of corruption is a beautiful mission," the President said at the closing ceremony of the 125th-year celebration of the Calcutta Girls' High School in Kolkata.

Saying that politics had two components, mainly "development politics and party politics", the President pointed out that politicians should spend 70 per cent of their time in development politics and 30 per cent for the party.

Recalling his interaction with a student of Calcutta Girls' School who said that her aim in life was to be a politician, Kalam said that this aim should be encouraged. "This made the first impression about your school beautiful."

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