Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Facts about Dr A P J Abdul Kalam

Into what position was Dr. Kalam sworn in on 25 July, 2002?
    President of India. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was sworn in as the eleventh president of India. He is famous for his humility, sincerity, dediction and love for children.
What is the full form of the "APJ" in Dr. Kalam's name?
    Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen. Dr. Kalam is the son of a boat owner in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. He is a symbol of how in India, anybody can aspire even to the highest office.
With what honour has Dr. Kalam been decorated, the highest honour that an Indian citizen can receive?
    The Bharat Ratna. The Bharat Ratna was conferred on Dr. Kalam by K. R. Narayanan who was then President of India.
What is the name of Dr. Kalam's inspirational autobiography?
    Wings of Fire. 'Wings of Fire' is a truly inspirational book that shows how, through hard work and with God's grace, anything is possible in this world. I recommend this book to all, not only Indians, as a great read.
Dr. Kalam was the chief of India's Defence Research and Development Program.
    t. Dr. Kalam created Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul and Nag, missiles that became household names in India and raised India to the level of a missile power of international reckoning.
Who was Dr. Kalam's mentor and guide?
    Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai was a great visionary and could be called the father of Indian missile technology. He aided Dr. Kalam, helped him, and gave him valuable advice on how to always reach for the stars.
Where was Dr. Kalam born?
    Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. Dr. Kalam was born in Rameswaram to poor parents. He studied hard and by pure hard work got a seat in one of India's best colleges and became the head of India's Rocket Development and Missile Development program.
What religion is Dr. Kalam a follower of?
    Islam. Dr. Kalam is a devout Muslim. His father's best friend, incidentally was a Hindu priest.
What is Dr. Kalam's dream for India called?
    Vision 2020. Vision 2020 sees India as a world leader in all fields and a prosperous, happy country without poverty.
A.P.J Abdul Kalam was awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and the Bharat Ratna.
t. A.P.J Abdul Kalam's life is an inspiration to all Indians and he can truly be called a 'Jewel of India' (Bharat Ratna).

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