Madurai: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has stressed the need for an awakening among the youth for a corruption free government and administration.
Describing the 54 crore youths of the country as its biggest asset, he said India would definitely become a super power by 2020 if youngsters worked towards the goal.
They should awaken and prepare themselves to face any challenge, he said here yesterday.
"We should change ourselves with time without losing our identity. A social renaissance should take place without losing the identity and culture," he said.
He said important requirements for a prosperous nation were healthy people(disease free nation), wealth, good agriculture, social harmony, peace and security." We should all unite and work together to become a prosperous nation".
He was taking part in a function organised in connection with the National level Ramakrishna and Vivekanandha Devotees conference to be held here in December.
He said agriculture sector needed further focus and development. "Governance should be frank, open and without corruption. For this we should awaken the youths."
Swami Vivekananda dreamt of youths who could be moulded
into good citizens. He also appreciated the good work of
Ramakrishna Mutt for working among youngsters and moulding
them as intellectuals working for welfare of the community.
Swami Kamalanandha, head of the Mutt at Madurai, was