KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has called on youths to develop a culture of excellence in spearheading nation building.
He said the strive for excellence should be turned into a norm and second nature, adding by adopting such culture, some 10 million youths would become a great asset for the country.
A culture of excellence culture embodies qualities such as perseverance, courage, hard work and being progressive.
When our youths cultivate these qualities, the culture would be carried on until they become leaders of the country.
Strive to be good, then become excellent and progress to be the best among the best, Abdullah told the National Youth Convention 2003 here yesterday.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein said one of the moves to prepare youths to serve the nation was by making 90% of the National Service curriculum social service oriented.
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