Keep parents out of corruption, Kalam tells students

To make a corruption free society, former President A P J Abdul Kalam on Thursday asked students to ensure that their parents desist from corruption.

Updated: Feb 03, 2011, 20:43 PM IST

Kokrajhar (Assam): To make a corruption
free society, former President A P J Abdul Kalam on Thursday asked
students to ensure that their parents desist from corruption.
"Corruption can be rooted out of society if every
youth takes the responsibility of forcing their parents to
desist from corruption at home," Kalam said.

"This was the beginning which can ultimately lead to a
corruption-free society at large," he said, addressing the
43rd annual conference of All Bodo Students` Union at
Bonargaon near here.

Stressing that the students should fix a goal for
development of the nation, Kalam said, "I will have a goal and
to achieve that goal, I shall be a good member in the family,
in society, in the nation and the world. I will always find
ways to give to the society for a clean environment for the
glory of my nation."
Answering questions of the youths, he said every
guardian should provide at least 20 books to his/her children
for their home library which should be increased to at least
200 by the children when they grow up, and finally the
grandchildren should enhance this to 2000 books as a means of
investment in the process of acquiring knowledge.

PTI