APJ Abdul Kalam: Taught India to Dream

APJ Abdul Kalam: Taught India to Dream

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GlobalLinker Staff

GlobalLinker Staff

28 Jul 2015, 16:59 — 3 min read

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true”

These words by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam represent his lofty vision and commitment to cherishing and actualising his dreams. Dr Kalam never let challenges or roadblocks come in the way of his dreams. In his early years, in order to support his family he had to take on odd jobs but he did not let this compromise his education. This is an important learning for entrepreneurs. In order to succeed, it is vital to have a dream and then to hold on to it no matter what.

The demise of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has left a huge void in the nation and in our hearts. Dr Kalam was one of India's most loved President, an eminent scientist, and a much admired leader. He hailed from a small village in Tamil Nadu. He studied aeronautical engineering and joined the fledgling space programme at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Dr Kalam's presence really rejuvenated the organisation and under his leadership ISRO successfully launched many satellite programmes.  Dr Kalam went on to play a major role in India's emergence as a nuclear power. His contribution to India's missile programme earned him the title of the 'missile man.' He was regarded as India's most respected strategic thinker.

In 2002, Dr Kalam was made the President of India. He graced this position with remarkable dignity and creativity. His winning personality and childlike thirst for knowledge endeared him to children and adults alike. He was often referred to as the 'People's President'. His message to the youth was: “My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.”

Dr Kalam was a prolific writer and authored several books. His unique gift was to get to the heart of profound issues with simplicity. He once said, “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.”

Dr Kalam was the embodiment of intellect and humanity. At GlobalLinker, we salute this inspirational leader and are committed to upholding his legacy.

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