Saturday, December 23, 2006

What prompted Dr Kalam to write the book on India Vision 2020

What is India Vision 2020? Why it is to be called as Vision 2020, instead of 2015 or 2025? What prompted Dr Kalam to write the book on India 2020?

Dr Y S Rajan, who co-authored the book India 2020 along with Dr Abdul Kalam, Indian president explains about the India vision concept and the role of youth and the corporates in achieving India vision.

Please listen to the exclusive podcast interview of Dr Y S Rajan with K. Srinivasan.Please click play to listen to the podcast.(13 m 40 a)

This interview can also be listened from the following link.

Why Dr Kalam is admired by Indian youth?

Prof. Y S Rajan, an eminent Indian Scientist, is the co-author of the book India 2020 with Dr Abdul Kalam. He is presently, the Principal Advisor to CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). He has held high positions like Scientific Secretary to Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India, Scientific Advisor to Govt. of Punjab, Chairman of Board Council and Vice Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Founder and Executive Director of TIFAC, etc. For more details about him visit

India Vision
has recorded his podcast interview in two parts. In the first part, Prof. Rajan speaks about his personal friendship with Dr Abdul Kalam. He also speaks about the human qualities of Dr Kalam.

In the second part, he speaks about the India Vision concept. He also speaks about the role of youth, media and Corporates in developing our country.

Please listen to the podcast by clicking 'play' button of the flash player, through streaming audio. Please also give your comments after listening to the podcast. Link given below:

Part - I (18 minutes 50 seconds)

Download podcast (mp3-17.2 mb)

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