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Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam had a great belief in the power of the youth. He met over 21 million children and young people in India and outside and spoke to them about the power of knowledge, ambition, moral behavior and the need to bring about change in society. He travelled to almost every corner of the country meeting the youth in schools, universities and institutions and interacted with them like a committed teacher. In Learning How to Fly some of his nearly 2, 000 lectures have been compiled. These lectures were addressed to teachers and students in school and beyond. In each one of them he has spoken about preparing oneself best for life, to identify and overcome challenges and how to bring out the best within each individual. Through stories from his own life, those of his teachers and mentors as well as stories of some of the greatest men and women of the world and the latest developments in science and technology, he shows us the importance of dreams and the hard work needed to turn those dreams into reality. Filled with warmth, inspiration and a positive attitude, Learning How to Fly is essential reading for every Indian, young and old.
The Righteous Life: The Very Best of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
A definitive collection that brings together the best of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s writings. Dr. Kalam, who was India’s eleventh President and has been a scientist and a teacher, has written more than twenty books. Ranging from inspirational and spiritual thoughts, to autobiographical reflections to his vision statements for a developed India, these works bear the imprint of a mind that is deeply reflective. For the first time, some of the most thoughtful, inspiring and educative of these writings have been compiled in one place in The Righteous Life. Some of the essays in this volume describe his early life, family and teachers and his entry into the world of scientific development and research. Also included are his thoughts on education, governance, probity in public life and his analysis and solutions to some of India’s problems such as corruption, energy independence and the overall development of the country. Filled with wisdom and farsighted thinking that upholds honesty, diligence and spirituality, the Righteous Life showcases the working of one of the finest minds in the country.
Governance for Growth in India (Old Edition)
p>Indian elections for the 16th Lok Sabha saw many heated debates on various topics concerning governance. In such critical times, the 11th President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam urges the Indians to cast their vote for the right candidate. Through Governance For Growth In India, he expresses his vision for India and the contribution which each Indian citizen must make for the same.
He maintains that the vision of a developed India can be brought to reality only if its citizens adopt a morally upright, honest, and hardworking approach to their lives. The grave issues concerning the rampant corruption which is prevalent in India are dealt in this book. Also, issues related to good governance and accountability are resolved in a practical manner in Governance For Growth In India.
This book is such that it will appeal not only to parliamentarians and lawmakers but will also have a profound impact on the ordinary Indian citizens. This book was published by Rupa Publications India in the year 2014 and is available in paperback format.