Monday, July 27, 2015

RIP Dear Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Our beloved Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, you will forever be missed. Also known as the Missile Man, he is India's pride and joy, a great scientist, leader, 11th President of India, a man who gave children wings to achieve their dreams, and above all a humanitarian, who rose from the humble fisherman community to great heights. The United Nations has declared October 15 as International Students Day.

To me he is a Yogi - a man of great ethics and principles, loved students, cherished their dreams and never encouraged the defeatist attitude. I have never met him though I desired it, having heard so much about his extraordinary humility and strength of character. 

Rather than the tweets and the coverage, the only way we can remember Kalam is by practising his values and supporting the cause of education and keeping his dream alive.

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