We have no. of known historical well-known personality as our ideals and heroes to be termed as the greatest asset for building and uniting our nation. The most of the splendid personalities in the list are flooded with inspirational figures and teachers from the pre-freedom era as our textbooks honor legends counted a ton in nation’s freedom.
The single entity amongst heroes applauded and respected well in all India’s national boundaries, different states, different religions and class are Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam the former India’s President as well as a prominent personality introduced today as Missile Man.
Biography of Abdul Kalam
Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam the best available example in the post-Independence era to define well that dreams and will to achieve have no boundaries and a great determination will lead you to the top. Legendary A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s full name is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam and was born in a Tamil Muslim family on an auspicious day for science advancement 15th October 1931. Rameshwaram region in the Ramnad District under Madras presidency is the birthplace of A.P.J Abdul Kalam this region of British India that is well known in free India with name Rama natha puram District of Tamil Nadu State.
Qualitative Qualifications of Abdul Kalam
Efficiency and a top order scientist may lead you to the conclusion that Kalam may be the best in his batch but he was a mediocre performer with just average grades like 85% of students in today’s scenario. Kalam was favorite student amongst his teachers and passed Schwartz high Secondary School famously known today as Kalam’s school located in Ramanathapuram.
After accomplishing schooling Kalam opted for Bsc Degree from Saint Joseph College in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. Kalam opted Physics as a major subject while completing his graduation in 1954. Graduate Kalam wanted more add-ons to his qualification for the purpose he headed towards Madras for completing further study in the field largely known today as aerospace engineering. The subject is popular now but Kalam’s day and post-Independence Era has seen subject not as valuable part of further studies as the majority of students just equip themselves with Bachelor Degree moreover the prestigious study of the time was to become Doctor or Teacher.
Kalam: A Dreamer and Achiever
Kalam born in pre-Independence state was not much provided much career option being a born dreamer as a child Abdul Kalam always wanted to be a pilot after completing his study, being pilot may not provided him the fame and honor he earned today as destiny for a hard worker was to let India’s missile work and satellite work to a great height. Kalam acted as the vital person to guide while the set of scientist were involved in developing India’s first satellite launching vehicle called SLV-3.
Kalam also helped India to roar as the superpower in the field of the strategic missile, his contribution in the field provided him nickname by which he is known worldwide THE MISSILEMAN. After letting India amongst the set of the powerful nation across the globe and glaring at World as Asia’s superpower, Kalam was appointed as the Chairman of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC). Abdul Kalam acted as the guiding figure to a number of Technology based assignments that led India to shine as developing the country as well as missions to accomplish India’s modern face helped the world to unite it as Asia’s powerhouse.
Abdul Kalam People’s Choice President of India
Presidents are chosen by Parliament members but as Abdul Kalam was tagged with the honorable post most of the intelligent bodies called him People’s President, Kalam started his term as President in 2002 and served the nation for a 5 years single term period as President. After returning back to civilian life he continued to offer an extended hand help to India’s scientific research and held prestigious positioning in ISRO and DRDO. Kalam was also selected as Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India.
Abdul Kalam: An Inspiration to Youth and Power to Achiever
To fly high is one thing but helping other to fly is saint task, Kalam is known not only in India but throughout the World as he offered inspirational writings dedicated to the youngster to more eagerly go for their dreams. Some of the most significant books and the set of paragraphs released by him to inspire youth includes Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (1999), Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within (2002), Target 3 Billion (2011). Abdul Kalam wanted India to develop as a superpower with tag developed country by 2020 as he denoted the same in his book called 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium published in 1998.
Unfortunately, on 27th July 2015 our beloved A.P.J Abdul Kalam waved off to us as he traveled to Shillong to deliver a speech.
Famous Quote of A.P.J Abdul Kalam
“Dreams are not what you see while sleeping, Dreams are the things that not let you sleep”