Union Minister Jitendra Singh has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's `New India` initiative will redeem former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's 'Vision 2020'.
Singh's remark came while he was delivering the APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial lecture in the national capital yesterday.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi's New India will redeem Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's Vision 2020.'Vision 2020' was not only a numerical vision but actually a vision of 'New India' also envisaged by Prime Minister Modi," the minister said.
On the occasion, the Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister's Office also presented Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Awards to the bureaucrats for working in public interest.
Remembering the former president, the Minister stated that being associated with Kalam was learning and extremely inspiring experience.
During his lecture, Singh further said that former president's public and private image had no contradiction. He also talked about the scientific temper of Kalam.