Dr. Kalam visits IIM Shillong as guest faculty

“I want to see all of you as the creative leaders to bring about the required change,” said Dr. Kalam, as he addressed the students of IIM Shillong on the morning of 24th July, 2014 at the Institute campus.
Dr. Kalam was at the Institute for a course on the ‘Dimensions of National Development’. During his session with the students, he talked about the challenges that our country and the world are facing at large and emphasized on the role of leadership to tackle these issues and develop possible solutions.
Dr. Kalam talked about his concept of PURA (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas) which focuses on rural development by providing opportunities through cooperative working of resource and social entrepreneurs. This would enable our country to grow by shared efforts and overcome the challenges faced by the society.
Dr. Kalam charted out the link between creative leadership and economic development. He emphasized on the importance of the role that change in leadership would play in ensuring the success in the future. He also accentuate on the role of integrity among leaders for sustained success and development of the society. Dr. Kalam also met with the faculty members of IIM Shillong to discuss the role of academicians in promoting creative leadership among the students for the betterment of the society in the future.
This is the second time that IIM Shillong has hosted Dr. Kalam as a Guest Faculty to deliver a course to its students. The sessions conducted by Dr. Kalam, truly enlightened the students about the changing demographics and needs of the society, serving as an inspiration to them to be enablers of a better future of the country and the world.