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Kalam's call for energy, resource management inspiring: Report

A leading daily newspaper on Wednesday welcomed former Indian President A PJ Abdul Kalam's call for developing alternative sources of energy and new science-based models of development.

world Updated: Jul 22, 2009 15:46 IST

A leading daily newspaper on Wednesday welcomed former Indian President A PJ Abdul Kalam's call for developing alternative sources of energy and new science-based models of development.

His words during his three-day visit here "reverberated among the development thinkers, and the scientists as a source of inspiration", The Daily Star said in an editorial.

"Being a man of science, it is therefore very natural that the former Indian president laid his greatest emphasis on researches in science and technology and creativity as the basis of sustainable development in society," the newspaper observed.

Kalam delivered a lecture at the Bangladesh University for Engineering and Technology (BUET), besides visiting the Dhaka University and Grameen, the rural credit network headquarters.

"In Bangladesh context, Dr Abdul Kalam's lectures bear significance, particularly at a time when the nation is in a predicament of choosing among too many priorities clamouring for immediate attention in relation to its development and growth."

Kalam spoke of the priorities of the twenty-first century "when knowledge and science will have no borders so that all people may use those without bias or prejudice".

"Such proposition is pertinent in the present global context, when nation states are finding it increasingly harder to solve their problems of development, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, sharing of transboundary water resources, food and energy security and so on all by themselves," the newspaper said.