Abdul Kalam History :
Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram, in Tamil Nadu, specialized in Aero Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology.
Before his term as India’s president, he worked as an aeronautical engineer with DRDO and ISRO. He is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on development of ballistic missile and space rocket technology. In India he is highly respected as a scientist and as an engineer.
Abdul Kalam played a pivotal organisational, technical and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974. He is a professor at Anna University (Chennai) and adjunct/ visiting faculty at many other academic and research institutions across India. With the death of R. Venkataraman on January 27, 2009, Abdul Kalam became the only surviving Former President of India.
APJ Abdul Kalam views on certain issues have been espoused by him in his book India 2020 where he strongly advocates an action plan to develop India into a knowledge superpower and into a developed nation by the year 2020. Kalam is credited with the view that India ought to take a more assertive stance in international relations; he regards his work on India’s nuclear weapons program as a way to assert India’s place as a future superpower.
Kalam has been chosen to receive prestigious 2008 Hoover Medal for his outstanding public service.
The citation said that he is being recognized for making state-of-the-art healthcare available to the common man at affordable prices, bringing quality medical care to rural areas by establishing a link between doctors and technocrats, using spin-offs of defense technology to create state-of-the-art medical equipment and launching tele-medicine projects connecting remote rural-based hospitals to the super-specialty hospital. A pre-eminent scientist, a gifted engineer, and a true visionary, he is also a humble humanitarian in every sense of the word, it added.
Best Motivational Quotes By Abdul Kalam
“Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.”
“Dream, Dream, Dream, Dreams transform into thoughts And thoughts result in action.”
“It Is Very Easy To Defeat Someone, But It Is Very Hard To Win Someone.”
“For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool.”
“Dreams are not those which comes while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when you don’t sleep before fulfilling them.”
“Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”
“As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.”