Abdul Kalam Inspiring Quotes
1997: received India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, for his contribution to the scientific research and modernisation of defence technology in India
1998: developed a low cost coronary stent, named the “Kalam-Raju Stent” along with Soma raju
2002: NDA nominated Kalam for the post of President, and both the Samajwadi Party and the Nationalist Congress Party backed his candidacy
2002: won the 2002 Presidential Election and moved into the Rashtrapati Bhavan
2003: Kalam supported the need of Uniform Civil Code in India
2007: Ended his first and last term of Presidency
2012: designed a rugged tablet computer for health care in rural areas, which was named the “Kalam-Raju Tablet”, along with Soma Raju
2013: Launched a programme for the youth of India called the What Can I Give Movement, with a central theme of defeating corruption.
2013: recipient of the Von Braun Award from the National Space Society “to recognize excellence in the management and leadership of a space-related project”
2015: On 27 July, he died due to sudden cardiac arrest in Meghalaya, Shillong
2015: On 30th July, the former President was laid to rest at Rameswaram’s Pei Karumbu Ground with full state honours. Over 350,000 people attended the last rites
2015: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, ceremonially released postage stamps commemorating Kalam at DRDO Bhawan in New Delhi on 15 October 2015, the 84th anniversary of Kalam’s birth.
Adjectives that can be used to describe Former President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam are workaholic, energetic, humane, simple, humble, sensitive, patriotic, curious, tolerant, spiritual, hard-working, intellectual, intelligent, dedicated, ambitious and dreamer.
India was, is and always will be proud that our land had given birth to such an iconic and legendary personality.
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