Kalam releases Hindi weekly

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New Delhi, May 8 (UNI) Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam has released a new Hindi weekly, 'Shukrawar', here.

After releasing the magazine at his residence on Tuesday, Dr Kalam said media has to play an important role in the development of the country. ''Media will play a major role in helping India emerge as a developed country in the year 2020,'' he added.

The former President said while good publicity helped in development, bad publicity affected the contributions made in the direction. He asked the journalists to contribute in the development of the country by awakening the society through their writings.

When Dr Kalam was offered a memento on the occasion he said he would have preferred books instead.

Shrikant Tripathi is the editor-in-chief of the magazine.

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