Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was an eminent scientist of our country who has also been the President of the Republic of India. Dr. Kalam was born on October 15 in 1931, so every year his birth anniversary is celebrated with great auspiciousness all over the country. The most important thing behind celebrating the birth anniversary of Dr. Abdul Kalam is that the people from all over the country join with the same spirit and give their support, beyond the difference of religion and caste.
Birth Anniversary of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in 2021
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is respected in the entire world. The nation is going to observe his birth anniversary this year on the same day, which would be falling on Thursday. It would be 90th birth anniversary of the people’s president Dr. Kalam.
Much enthusiasm can be seen in the people of the country about his birth anniversary. The preparations are being made for it. This is also true because Dr. Kalam is an inspiration for all the countrymen, not for the people belonging to a specific religion.
The year 2020 had been in the grip of the global epidemic ‘Corona’. In such a situation, it is possible that the birth anniversary of Dr. Kalam cannot be celebrated with as much pomp as it used to be earlier. Still, respect for him will never diminish in people.
Activities performed on the Birth Anniversary
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr. Abdul Kalam Ji on October 15, people see a different enthusiasm. There will be no person in the country who does not consider Kalam sir as his ideal.
On this day people clean and decorate photos and idols to Kalam Ji and garland them. The youth pledge hard work in front of it and wish for their golden future.
The Prime Minister of the country also pays tribute to Dr. Kalam and addresses his nation and puts his achievements before everyone. In schools and colleges too, the work of encouraging students is done by telling them about his struggle and determination.
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s love for the country is expressed on various social media platforms, TV and radio. The people express their love and respect towards him through their speeches.
Biography of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
The complete name of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. He had born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram, Madras Presidency under the British Government in India. He belonged to a poor Muslim family, yet he was intelligent in interested in the study from his childhood. Dr. Kalam inherited honesty and self-discipline as a legacy from his father and a sense of faith and compassion in God from his mother.
He received his early education from Rameshwaram Primary School. After this, he received further schooling from Schwartz High School in Ramanathapuram. He joined St Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli in 1950 for intermediate studies. He then enrolled in the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), a specialized institution for technical education in South India.
To explain the different functioning of flying machines in the world, two aircraft kept as samples at MIT attracted him considerably. After completing the first year, he chose aeronautical engineering as his special subject. After graduation, he moved to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore as an intern from MIT. There he worked on maintenance of aircraft engines as a member of the team.
He was elected in the Technical Development and Production Directorate of the Ministry of Defense. In 1958, he took up the post of Senior Scientific Assistant in the Technical Center (Aviation) of the Directorate at a basic salary of two hundred and fifty rupees. In 1960, he joined DRDO (Defence Regulatory and Development Organization) and later ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and worked under with the renowned scientist of the world Dr. Vikram Sarabhai.
Shortly thereafter, Dr. Kalam was sent to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration i.e. ‘NASA’ to get training in rocket launch techniques. This training was for six months.
Dr. Kalam was awarded ‘Padma Vibhushan’ by the Government of India on the occasion of Republic Day of the year 1990. He has conferred the title of ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1997. India conducted a total of 5 successful nuclear tests on 11 and 13 May 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan. Dr. Kalam left DRDO in December 1999. He was given the rank of the Cabinet Minister in the Government of India and the post of Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. He held this position till 2001.
In the elections held on 8 July 2002, Dr. Kalam was elected the eleventh president of India by an overwhelming majority of ninety percent of the votes. He was sworn in as President on 25 July 2002 at Ashoka Hall in Parliament House. His term ended on 25 July 2007. In the elections held on 8 July 2002, Dr. Kalam was elected the eleventh president of India by an overwhelming majority of ninety percent of the votes.
He was sworn in as President on 25 July 2002 at Ashoka Hall in Parliament House. His term ended on 25 July 2007. On the evening of 27 July 2015, Abdul Kalam was giving a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong on ‘habitable planets’ when he suffered a massive cardiac arrest and fainted. He was taken to the ICU at Bethany Hospital in critical condition at around 6:30 pm, and his death was confirmed after two hours.
Awards Won by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Dr. Kalam’s 79th birthday was celebrated by the United Nations as World Student Day. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1981 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1990 by the Government of India for scientific achievements during his work in ISRO and DRDO and as a Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. In 1997, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, for his unprecedented contributions to scientific research and the development of technology in India.
In 2005, the Government of Switzerland declared Science Day on 26 May to commemorate Dr. Kalam’s arrival in Switzerland. In 2013, the National Space Society awarded him with the Von Brown Award for efficient movement and management of projects related to space science.
Some Famous Books – by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Dr. Kalam has proved his skill writing through his works. Some of them are mentioned below;
- Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India
- Inspirational thoughts
- Indomitable courage
- The luminous sparks
- Turning points: a journey through challenges
- My journey: turning dreams into actions
- Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology
- India 2020: a vision for the new divine era
- Wings of Fire: An Autobiography
- Mission India
- Imagine a powerful nation
- You’re born to Blossom: Going beyond My Journey,
- Target three billion
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam – an inspiration
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was called the ‘Missile Man of India’ because of his contributions in developing Indian in the field of missile and other scientific research. We will fall short of words if we start writing about him. Anyone can take inspiration from him. He is the true reflection of hard work and dedication. There are many things which we can learn from him, but the most important of them is that we must always focus on our goal and work every possible to achieve it.
Even without having any political background, he was loved and admired as a people’s president by every citizen. It was because he was pure from his heart and always dedicated his life to social services. Doctor Kalam will not only be remembered today but will in every era, and his life will always be an inspiration for everyone. He will always rule the hearts of Indians.
The birth anniversary of Dr. Abdul Kalam is no less than a national festival. It teaches us all to follow the rules and discipline and live an inspiring life. Everyone should attend the events of this day and express their respect for him through their words.