Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Youth Icon, Missile Man and a Legend of India
“Dream is not the thing you see in sleep but is that thing that doesn’t let you sleep”
Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is a real Indian legend.
His dream was the glory of his country, he was completely dedicated and passionate to rebuild his nation. This great man with modesty with simple living and high thinking sets an example to the world. Abdul Kalam also known as Missile Man of India was a true rock-star, he is an inspiration to many youngsters. He taught us to dream big and work hard. Kalam never talked over with the youth, he talked with them. He had said one of modern India’s greatest strengths was its youth and engaged with them by reaching out to them through lectures and public interactions. He used to regularly visit Schools and Colleges to meet students and talk about Technology and life. He also used to share his vision about how India should be in 2020.
Abdul Kalam was one of India’s most eminent scientists and 11th president of India also known as the People’s President. Dr Kalam played a vital role in the Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan for his achievements. Kalam also received India’s highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to the scientific research and modernization of defense technology in India.
He heavily motivated the student community of India from his speeches. When he was asked what will he like to be remembered for? President, Scientist, Writer, Missile man, India 2020, Target 3 billion? He replied “Teacher”. His deeds, thoughts, ideas and vision will inspire many more generations yet to come. Here are some most Popular Inspirational Quotes from A.P.J Abdul Kalam
“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
“All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”
“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.”
“If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.”
“All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.”
“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.”
“Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.”
“It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.”
“Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.”