H.E. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the 11th president of India, will deliver a presentation entitled “Birth of enlightened society.“ This important lecture is presented by the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy at Carleton University and is open to all.
Note: Dr. Kalam is available to the media by appointment between Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at the Chateau Laurier.
What: Inaugural Bugh Singh and Kashmir Kaur Dhahan Lecture, named for the parents of donor and founding board member Barj Dhahan.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Porter Hall, University Centre, Carleton University.
Who: Kalam became the 11th president of India on July 25, 2002. He left office after five eventful years. His goal is the transformation of India into a developed nation by 2020 by focusing on the constructive networking and excellent human resources needed for an economically developed, prosperous and peaceful society.
Kalam became an academic in November 2001 as a professor of technology and societal transformation at Anna University, Chennai. During this time, he took up the mission to ignite the young minds for national development by meeting with students across India. During the last decade, Kalam has addressed and inspired more than five million youth.
He is passionate about developing rural prosperity through Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA), in which science and technology play a key role. Based on his diverse experience, he has been propagating the concept of the World Knowledge Platform through which the core competencies of organizations and nations can be synergized to innovate and create solutions and products for the challenges of the 21st century.
In his literary pursuits, Kalam has authored a number of books, many of which are now household names in India and among Indian nationals living abroad.
RSVP: Please RSVP by Sept. 28, 2012 to email@example.com or call 613-520-7873.
Parking: Available at P2 and River Building. To see a campus map, go to: www1.carleton.ca/campus/.
Canada and India share a strong commitment to education, the environment, health and science. Both view technology as a means to solve problems and to advance economic development. Celebrating these common goals and the mutual desire to build trade partnerships and scientific and cultural links, Carleton University has established, in collaboration with the India High Commission and community members, the Canada-India Centre for Excellence in Science, Technology, Trade and Policy.
The centre, located in the university’s new River Building, is bringing together key members of the academic, business and public policy communities in both countries to provide cutting-edge research, analysis, training and exchanges.
Last fall, the university hosted Canadian business leaders for roundtable discussions with two top India ministers and has hosted other India government delegations. Details about Carleton’s India connections are available at: http://www.carleton.ca/india.
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