I don't believe in brain drain: Kalam

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Mumbai, Aug. 8 (ANI): Former President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on Saturday refused to buy the argument that there was any brain drain in the country, as a substantial amount of graduates in an academic year choose to work for country's progress.

"I don't believe in brain drain. India produces three million graduates every year. If 10 per cent of them leave the country, it is not brain drain," Kalam said this while interacting with students at St Xavier's College in Mumbai.

He further asked students to work hard for development of the country through their participation in developmental politics.

Kalam said the people of India had started realising the need of developmental politics and results of the recent Lok Sabha elections indicated that the electorate voted on the basis of performance.

He also urged youngsters to actively participate in the vision-2020 in order to build a affluent and corruption-free society.

"Ignited mind of the youth was the most powerful resource on earth and they can change the world, if properly directed and controlled," Kalam said. (ANI)

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