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APJ Abdul Kalam Popular Quotes

APJ Abdul Kalam Popular Quotes

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen “A. P. J.” Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. A career scientist turned reluctant politician, Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India’s civilian space program and military missile development efforts. He thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a pivotal organizational, technical and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974. Kalam was elected President of India in 2002 with the support of both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Indian National Congress. After serving a term of five years, he returned to his civilian life of education, writing and public service. He received several prestigious awards, including the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.

  • Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
  • Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?
  • Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.
  • English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
  • God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
  • I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change.
  • Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.
  • If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
  • If we are not free, no one will respect us.
  • In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
  • Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
  • Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
  • Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
  • No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.
  • Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognise our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
  • To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
  • You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

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