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President's address at inauguration of Quality Conclave

Feb '07
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Following is the text the President, Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam's address at the inauguration of the Quality Conclave – Vision 2020 for Quality India.

The Mission of QCI: The National Well Being
"Quality is a Life Time Mission"

“I am delighted to participate in the inauguration of the Quality Conclave – Vision 2020 for Quality India organized by the Quality Council of India. My greetings to the award winners, organizers, policy makers, industry captains, entrepreneurs, educationist, quality specialists, consumers and students participating in this quality conclave."

"As you are aware, India is in the mission of bringing prosperity and smiles to the one billion plus people of the country particularly uplifting and improving the quality of life of 220 million people who are at present living below poverty line. While the Indian GDP is growing at over 8% per annum, we need full participation of the people for achieving the required targets of our growth and realizing high national prosperity index."

"My definition of national prosperity index is equal to GDP including quality of life for all coupled with value system. It is essential to ensure that all the citizens are empowered with good quality of life encompassing nutritious food, good habitat, clean environment, affordable healthcare, quality education with value system and productive employment leading to the comprehensive qualitative development of the nation."

"Even though youcannot take up all aspects together, you take two or three issues which will make difference to the life of people. In this context, I would like to talk to you on the topic 'The Mission of QCI: The National Well Being'"

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