Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam life Quotes
The person who inspired us the most- The Missile Man of India ,The Missile Man Of Youth, The Former President A P J Abdul Kalam, a popular head of state between 2002 and 2007, an erudite scientist embellished with Bharat Ratna died today. His demise is an irrevocable loss to the nation.
- APJ Abdul Kalam
A P J Abdul Kalam's 79th birthday was recognized as World Student's Day by United Nations. He has also received honorary doctorates from 40 universities. The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1981 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1990 for his work with ISRO and DRDO and his role as a scientific advisor to the Government. In 1997, Kalam received India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, for his immense and valuable contribution to the scientific research and modernization of defence technology in India. In 2005, Switzerland declared 26 May as science day to commemorate Kalam's visit in the country.In 2013, he was the recipient of the Von Braun Award from the National Space Society "to recognize excellence in management of and leadership for a space-related project."
At the same time he helped to create India's awesome weaponry and maintained the rigour of his personal life,working 18 hours a day and practicing veena and loving literature. With the characteristics of modesty ,Kalam ascribes the greatness of his achievements to the influence of his teachers and parents.He was a simple and ordinary person who have experience a lot of struggle in his youth and boy hood.He came from a poor background and started working at an early age to supplement his family's income.His dream was to become a pilot and fly high ,but narrowly missed achieving his dream of becoming a fighter pilot, as he placed ninth in qualifiers, and only eight positions were available in the Indian Air Force (IAF).On July 25,2002 he was sworn in as the eleventh president of India and governed India succeeding K.R Narayanan.
Dr Kalam set a target of interacting with 100,000 students during the two years after his resignation from the post of scientific adviser in 1999. He loved to interact with students by saying- "I feel comfortable in the company of young people, particularly high school students. Henceforth, I intend to share with them experiences, helping them to ignite their imagination and preparing them to work for a developed India for which the road map is already available.''He continued to interact with students during his term as a President and also during his post-presidency period as a visiting professor at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Management Indore, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram, and a visiting faculty at many other academic and research institutions across India. He is strong supporter of Space based solar power. He continues to take an active interest in other developments in the field of science and technology.
Dr Kalam felt that the biggest problem faced within the youths of our country was the lack of clarity of vision ,the lack of direction.the poor children living in obscure place,in an unprivileged social setting may find a little solace in the way his destiny has been shaped and helped them to liberate themselves from the bondage of their illusory backwardness and hopelessness.He is a great man who changed our country ,a great inspiration for the youth like me and a great model for all.
Hope you follow your dreams and Dr APJ Abdul kalam always inspire you to chaseyour dreams!!!