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Kalam Presents Mission Statement for Madhya Pradesh

ICC Note:

In addition to material progress, President Kalam needs to listen to the Christian community and work to prevent atrocities against them if he really wants the state to be transformed.

By Indo Asian News Service

IANS (07/17/06) – President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presented 11 missions for transforming Madhya Pradesh into a developed state by 2016 while addressing the state assembly here Monday.

The president was addressing the state assembly on the opening day of its monsoon session, which marks the beginning of its golden jubilee celebrations.

Kalam stressed on increasing the state’s per capita income from the present Rs.14,000 to Rs.50,000 by 2010 and improve it’s human development ranking from the present 12 to less than 5. He said the state should realise the goal of total literacy before 2012 by giving highest priority to women’s education, particularly the tribal population.

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Earlier, the president was accorded a warm welcome by Governor Balram Jakhar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Kalam met several dignitaries, including Christian representatives, who sought his intervention in preventing alleged atrocities on the community members in the state…[Go To Full Story]