A Quotation attributed to the late former President APJ Abdul Kalam is widely shared on social media, saying Kalam said network marketing was the fastest growing business in 21 years.st century. This quote attributed to Abdul Kalam reads: “Network marketing is the latest growing business in 21st century that must be joined by all young men and women around the world, otherwise you can never get the most out of your youth”. A few users shared a Video clip of Abdul Kalam while making the same claim on social media. Let’s check the assertion made in the message.
To claim: APJ Abdul Kalam’s statements praising network marketing.
Do: Abdul Kalam has made no such claim that network marketing is the fastest growing business in 21 years.st century. Sharing an edited video clip of Abdul Kalam’s conversation with students on August 15, 2006, several multi-level marketing sites and their associates misled the public that APJ Abdul Kalam had recommended every young man to join Network Marketing. Therefore, the claim made in the message is FAKE.
When we sought to verify whether former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam had made such a statement about network marketing, we could not find no news report confirming that this statement was made by Abdul Kalam. If APJ Abdul Kalam had made such a statement, several mainstream news sites would have reported this information.
Several social media users shared a Video clip of Abdul Kalam while making the same claim on social media. We found the extended version of this video on a Facebook page. The long version of the video shows Abdul Kalam answering a student’s question, “What is your assessment of the last four years of your presidency? “. Responding to this question, Abdul Kalam said: “I targeted two things. Number one than India as a developed nation ahead of 2021 mission. I will say that this commercialization process is going full throttle and I am definitely happy with the outcome”. Abdul Kalam mentioned the word “marketing” in reference to his Mission 2021 campaign. The student did not ask any questions related to network marketing for Abdul Kalam to answer on this topic.
The video shows Abdul Kalam’s conversation with students on Independence Day in 2006. Some other video clips of Abdul Kalam’s conversation with students on August 15, 2006 can be viewed here and here. Multiple pages of digital marketing and business advice published videos clarifying that Abdul Kalam made no such statement that network marketing was the 21 fastest growing businessst century.
Srijan Pal SinghAbdul Kalam’s former OSD and who has co-authored several books with him, confirmed to Factly that this statement about network marketing was not made by former APJ President Abdul Kalam.
To sum up, APJ Abdul Kalam did not state that network marketing is the fastest growing business of the 21st century.