Monday, December 1, 2008


Students are set to close their books for Kalam ki paathshala', as the former president's course ended on Tuesday. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) for concluding session of the course on Tuesday.
Dr Kalam had given sessions on September 13 and October 24 for the course Globalising and Resurgent India through Innovative Transformation' (GRIT). The topic of the concluding day was Creative Leadership'. Interestingly, the class comprised not only of the second-year Post Graduate Programme (PGP) students, who had opted for the course, but also first year students who wanted to hear Dr Kalam.
The ex-president reached the institute on Monday night and met student representatives. He took a synopsis about their progress and asked what the class expected in Tuesday's session.
"Creative leadership can't be defined to one sphere or aspect of governance. Creative leadership can happen anywhere in science, business, education, government, corporations, institutions or any other field," Kalam during the morning session said.
For the first time, students also got to interact with Dr Kalam's team. The members said that they really appreciated students' enthusiasm and were amazed by their response.
"I was really excited to meet him," said a girl as she was coming out of Class Room-2, where Dr Kalam conducted his sessions. The afternoon session was dedicated to students' presentations based on the 10 pillars, which the former president had discussed before the course started. Students will show the remaining half of presentations on Wednesday.

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