10-Point Oath. By Mr.Kalam.

Our President Mr.Kalam, who spoke to students assembled at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, asked them to take a 10-point oath, for attaining “enlighted citizenship”:

I will love whatever profession I take up and I will try to excel in it.

From now onwards, I will teach at least 10 persons to read and write.

I will plant 10 saplings/trees and ensure their growth.

I will go to rural and urban areas to reform at least five persons addicted to habits such as gambling.

I will take responsibility for removing the pain of ailing persons.

I will participate in the mission of realising the economic strength of India by combining it with an education with value systems and by transforming religion into a spiritual force.

I will not support any differentiation on account of community or language.

I will lead an honest life free from all corruption and will set an example for others to adopt a transparent way of life.

I will always be a friend of the mentally and physically challenged and I will work hard to make them feel normal.

I will celebrate the success of my country and my people.