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Need to create corruption-free environment: Kalam

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Thursday said he proposed to launch a movement involving youths to fight against corruption.

Updated: Nov 10, 2011, 23:58 PM IST

Vadodara: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam
on Thursday said he proposed to launch a movement involving youths
to fight against corruption.

A corruption-free environment is needed in the country,
he told reporters after a function at Baroda Medical College
here.

"Why are (corrupt) people behind the bars... it is
because there are number of laws dealing with the issue of
corruption," he observed without making any remarks on Anna
Hazare`s movement against corruption.

Earlier addressing the students of the college, Kalam
justified the expenditure being incurred on moon and Mars
mission saying there will be need for another habitat after
sun stops shining after 5 billion years.

"There is need for linking Earth, Mars and moon," he
said.

Commenting on India`s economic growth Kalam said, "India
would emerge to be an economically strong country by 2020 and
I have no doubt about GDP touching 10 per cent after some
time".

He also called for change in the syllabus of medical
education saying that it should reflect latest development in
the medical field.

PTI