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‘Shun corruption to build India’

‘Shun corruption to build India’
Riyadh: Young Indians can only build a developed nation if they work hard and avoid corrupt actions, a former Indian space scientist said here recently.Abdul Salam Mohammed, who previously worked for the Indian Space Research Organization, and is now an adviser on the Madinah expansion project, made the comment in response to a question from a student.

Hundreds of selected students from various international schools in Riyadh took part in the program, Vision 2030: An Interaction with Tomorrow’s Leaders, organized by Jamia Markaz Alumni, Riyadh Chapter.Mohammed, who is also chief executive officer of the Markaz Knowledge City in south India near Calicut in Kerala, was in Riyadh to participate in the Second Annual Geo-Empower Middle East Summit.

He told students that they must work hard to ensure a better world and not complain or worry too much. He fielded various questions from students including on ways to eradicate poverty and lack of electricity using new technologies available in India, such as wireless transmittable electricity.

The awards for the best questions went to Raida Aysha of the International Indian School, while Mohammed Raqeeb of Al-Yasmin International School and Afthar Alam of Seva School shared the prize for boys. Shoukath Pervez, principal of the International Indian School Riyadh (IISR), Pious John of Aliya School and Shareef Puthanpalli, Jamia Markaz Riyadh chapter president, gave out the prizes.

Hyder Ali, chairman of the IISR, inaugurated the function and Niyaz Ommer made the introductions. K. Rahmathulla, convener of the Central Board of Secondary Education Gulf Council-Saudi Chapter and principal of Al-Yasmin International School, praised Mohamed on behalf of the Jamia Markaz alumni. Abdul Gafoor Velimanna conveyed the vote of thanks.


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