Turning Points is the twenty-first book of Dr. A.P.J.. Abdul Kalam in which he shares his dithyrambic eye- opening experiences in fourteen mesmerizing chapters. It was like any other day on the Anna University campus in Chennai. I had delivered a lecture 'Vision to Mission' and the session got extended from one hour. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's books are commendable and a must read. You can find them online, just search on Turning points: A journey through challenges.
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Read "Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges" by A.P.J Abdul Kalam available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your. Abdul Kalam was born in , in a middle class Tamil family, in an island Abdul Kalam, A.P.J. Turning Points A Journey Through Challenges, An Inspiring. form the basis of what has been called “developmental politics” by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at various places in his book Turning Points (Abdul. Kalam, ) .
It is unbelievable to figure out with the numbers, that ,he had addressed 1. His indomitable spirit in working for Mission is much seen in his speaches. We have 50 Million of youth population and if all of them are influenced by Dr.
Kalam's Mission, each one of our's contribution, may that be a smaller one too, will fill the vaccuum and can step ahead in becoming the developed nation in the year He has created the outline for achieving the mission and laid out several measures which could be a strong foundation for attaining the destiny.
I was so impressed with some his innovative measures. To name a few, the concept of PURA.
As our country faces a severe problem of people migrating form rural to urban areas, there was a tremendous demand in Man Power in Agriculture. The main purpose of the migration is that they couldn't see ample choices to have their daily living with the basic ameneties they needed.
Even though Agriculture contributes a major share in our GDP. Also most of them employ the seasonal crops, it is highly difficult for them to compromise with their living standards with this feeble income.
As they don't find any other trading opportunities they migrate to urban areas to get the living back. In order to cater this issue, Dr. Kalam has designed a concept of PURA.
PURA groups has been established all over the India. The main function of the PURA Society is to build the infrastructure with in the villages from State and Central funds and to bridge the gap for bringing more trade opportunities to them.
This will limit the number of migrations happening in the existing system. Another innovative concept which amused me is "Energy Independence". Woking with Bio technology scientists, he has brought the concept of Bio Diesel to the limelight.
There is a plant called 'Jatropha". This extraction is a powerful substituent for Diesel and thus achieving the energy independence. Kalam has drawn multiple measures in the verge of working for Mission I wish if every one of us start working towards the objective, we will realise that we are not far behind the destiny and it is in the arm reaching distance.
Apj Abdul kalam 'Turning points" 1. Abdul kalam was the eleventh president of India, from to It was 24 July , the last day of presidency the whole day dwells upon Dr.
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Kalam's interactions with politicians, scientists, artists, writers, religious heads, legal and judicial communities, non- resident Indians, medical practitioners, farmers, policemen, panchayat presidents, teachers, various associations and institutions. The chapter brings out the fact that Dr.
Kalam used to read the letters and emails sent by people from all walks of life and even used to forward the letters to the official concerned for supplementary action which at times yielded fabulous results Here are a few events that lightened my horizon , brought a smile to my lips , taught me lessons and engaged me with the love of my countrymen. When he entered his room the phone was ringing as he spoke to PM , Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Dr Kalam's life was set for unexpected change.
Kalam, when he was elected as the President of one of the largest democracies in the world.
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The innocence filled with wisdom of the simple people of my land always gives me the confidence that my country will lead the world to peace and prosperity. The first turning point in Kalam's life was in , He was a chief designer of a hovercraft as a senior scientific assistant at the Aeronautical development establishment ADE.
He was appointed as a rocket engineer at a newly formed ISRO in 2.
In July , He took over as the scientific adviser to the Defence minister and secretary , Department of Defence Research and Development, from Arunachalam. This was the third turning point 4.
The fourth turning point was the nuclear tests in Dr kalam in the year rejected the invitation to be in the Cabinet minister list , The general opinion was that since he was fully involved in two missions of national importance he should not enter the political system 9. The fifth turning point was towards the end of , When he was appointed principal scientific adviser PSA to the government of India in the rank of Cabinet minister. On 30 September a crash took place while landing at Bokaro Steel plant in Jharkhand when he was going to address audiences Dr kalam shared a Hymn on courage COURAGE Courage to think different Courage to invent, Courage to travel on an unexplored path, Courage to discover the impossible, Courage to combat the problems and succeed are the unique qualities of youth.
As a youth of my nation, I will work and work with courage to achieve success in all the missions After about two years as PSA he returned to his academic pursuit at Anna university as professor of technology for Societal Transformation for giving priority to the programmes of India mission like PURA providing Urban amenities in Rural Areas 7. At the end of his political tenure as a president every one was asking for the second term but he took a conscious decision to go back to a career In academics and research and continue to work with passion for transforming India into an economically developed nation by the year Second he invited members of parliament of every state and union territories to get first hand knowledge about the status of development there.
He look for the problems why the court cases was pending in the courts this was because an inadequate number of cases , inadequate number of judicial officers , the role of administrative staff etc. Putting smile on the faces of one billion countrymen and women giving them honour and respect among other countries are the things Dr kalam wants to give back to nation which can only be achieved through economic development and education.
He gave 10 national addresses during his tenure that include translating vision to mission His mission was to make India a developed nation that is free from Poverty, illiteracy, and unemployment In order to succeed in the mission the five key areas where India has a core competence for integrated action are: LEARNING FROM OTHERS On gifts Just after independence Kalam's father was elected as a president of village council not because he belongs to a particular religion or cast but on the basis of his nobility of mind and for being a good human being After receiving a gift from an unknown person Kalam's father told him that accepting gift is not a bad thing but a gift is always accompanied by some purpose and therefore it is a dangerous thing A nurtured value system Kalam learnt a lesson of values when his elder brother refuses to change his accommodation where he has spent his 90 years of life , here was a man who would like to lead his life on his own terms and does not want any help , well meant though it might be.
A haj pilgrimage The episode teaches how his 90 year old brother was cared by others while trip to mecca the episode teaches how even small gestures transform our lives in a big way , love towards our fellow human beings flows like an uninhibited river washing away all differences The inimitable Khushwant The experience to meet with Khushwant singh defines what is Kalam's concept of God?
He is not to be looked for mosque or a temple.
This explains the significance of nanotechnology, e-governance, bio-diesel, water, energy, the successful testing of a missile like Agni V , surface to surface missile Prithvi , surface to air missile Akash , short range missile Trishul , anti tank missile Nag and a few other space activities. The demand is shifting towards development of sustainable system which are technology superior. Arun Tiwari.
Two prototypes were developed and flight tested for three years.
The project was cancelled in after the prototype aircraft crashed, killing eight scientists and the aircrew. After four years of inactivity, the project was revived in with a new platform and radar.Motivating Thoughts of Narendra Modi. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy.
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