Dr. A. P.J Abdul Kalam, A Man Who Is Empowering Lives

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 at Rameshvaram in Tamil Nadu. His father Jainulabudeen was an ordinary boat owner. His father was an uneducated man but he wanted Dr. Kalam to study and get higher education in the field of science. Dr. Kalam was an intellectual student, so he always got a great support from his teachers and tutors. After completing his morning classes, Dr. Kalam used to go to the town to distribute newspapers. As there was no electricity in his town, Dr. Kalam used to study under the light of kerosene lamp. During his childhood, the brilliant man used to be attracted by the flights of bird. Later to this he realized his actual passion was about flying aircrafts. Dr. Kalam was interested in Aeronautical engineering.

Nature Lover: Dr. Kalam often said that he loves walking in the morning. Kalam gets inspired by the sun rays. The man feels immense pleasure enjoying natural beauty.

Religious Views: According to him, the chief goal of any religion is spiritual well being. He feels that everyone should understand the true aspects of secularism in India, which has to be derived from spirituality. Dr. Kalam says that our sense of mission has weakened because we have stopped to be true to our culture and ethics.

His vision of Developed India: Dr. Kalam emphasizes that developed India should not be a nation of cities, but it will be a network of prosperous metro towns empowered by telemedicine, Digital-education and E-commerce. The developed India will come out of the combination of bio technology, bio science, agricultural science and industrial development. He feels that in the near future, the political leader would be working with a mindset that nation is bigger than individual’s interest. Such attitude will definitely minimize the gap between rural and urban people. Dr. Kalam often says that the people need to come together to build a new harmonious India and that will be our greatest strength.

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