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    1 : The Missile Man Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Prepared By: Ratika Chawla (Lecturer)
    2 : About the Legend Full name :Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam Visit on the Planet:15th Oct 1931,at Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram District,Tamil Nadu Father:Jainulabdeen Marakayar,a boat owner Mother:Ashiamma Has three siblings
    3 : Personal life Abdul kalam personal life was full of struggles and hard work. Kalam's father was a devout Muslim, who owned boats which he rented out to local fishermen and was a good friend of Hindu religious leaders and the school teachers at Rameshwaram. APJ Abdul Kalam mentions in his biography that to support his studies, he started his career as a newspaper vendor.On Wednesday April 29, 2009, Abdul kalam became the first Asian to be bestowed the Hoover Medal, America's top engineering prize, for his outstanding contribution to public service.Abdul Kalam is the Third President of India to have been honoured with a Bharat Ratna before being elected to the highest office, the others being Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan and Zakir Hussain .
    4 : His Personality Traits Inherited Honesty,self discipline,and Faith in Goodness from his parents Hard Working Determined Possess Perseverance Passionate for the work Artistic Highly spiritual Loving and caring Committed and dedicated for work Positive thinker
    5 : Education Primary education was from Rameshwaram elementary school. Later he settled in schwartz, Ramanathapuram where he was highly inspired by his teacher IYADURAI SOLOMON,who told to master three forces desire,belief and expectation. In 1950 he joined St Joseph college at Tiruchirapalli to do B.Sc He joined DMIT in Aeronautical Engineering at MIT,Madas(1954-1957) In 1958,after passing as a graduate,aeronautical engineer,he joined Hindustan Aeronautical Limited(HAL),Bangalore as a trainee.
    6 : As an aerospace engineer After graduating in Physics from St. Joseph's College in Tiruchirapalli, Abdul Kalam graduated with a diploma in the mid-1950s from Madras Institute of Technology specializing in Aeronautical Engineering .As the Project Director, he was heavily involved in the development of India's first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III). As Chief Executive of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP), he also played a major part in developing many missiles of India including Agni and Prithvi. Although the entire project has been criticised for being overrun and mismanaged[11]. He was the Chief Scientific Adviser to Prime Minister and Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development from July 1992 to December 1999. Pokhran-II nuclear tests were conducted during this period, and have been associated with Kalam although he was not directly involved with the nuclear programme at the time.
    7 : Political view In his book India 2020 APJ Abdul Kalam strongly advocates an action plan to develop India into a knowledge superpower and into a developed nation by the year 2020. He regards his work on India's nuclear weapons program as a way to assert India's place as a future superpower. It has been reported that there is considerable demand in South Korea for translated versions of books authored by him . He maintained that India needs to play more assertive rule in international relations. He gave thrust to self-reliance in defence systems by multiple progressive tasks and mission projects.
    8 : Saying " You have to dream before your dreams come true”. (Kalam's advice to the youngsters of the nation is to "dream, dream and dream and convert these into thoughts and later into actions." Also to "think big". "We are a nation of a billion people and we must think like a nation of a billion people. Only then can we become big.“) “Climbing to the top demands strength,whether it is the top of Mt. Everest or the top of your career.”
    9 : Major Contributions He helped in the development of India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle SLV-3,in1980 which helped India to become the member of Space Club by injecting Rohini, in Earth’s nearest orbit. In 1982, as Director of DRDO, Kalam was entrusted with the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme(IGMDP), India's most successful military research task to date. The programme constituted of 5 major projects for meeting the requirements of the defence services and for establishing re-entry technology. He played a pivotal organisational,technical and political role in India’s Pokhran-II Nuclear test in 1998. He served as a principal scientific adviser to the Defence Minister and later Govt of India (1999-2001) and was responsible for evolving policies,strategies and missions for many development applications.
    10 : Cont… The 5 projects were scheduled to be completed in a time frame of only 10 years and consisted of: (1) Nag - an anti-tank guided missile (2) Prithvi - a surface-to-surface battlefield missile (3) Akash - a swift, medium-range surface-to-air missile (4) Trishul - a quick-reaction surface-to-air missile with a shorter range (5) Agni - an intermediate range ballistic missile, the mightiest
    11 : Cont… He established an Advanced Technology Research Centre called,”RESEACH CENTRE IMARAT”for development of futuristic missile technology.
    12 : Achievements Achievements - Apart from being a notable scientist and engineer, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam served as the 11th President of India from the period 2002 to 2007. He is a man of vision, who is always full of ideas aimed at the development of the country and is also often also referred to as the Missile Man of India. People loved and respected Dr APJ Abdul Kalam so much during his tenure as President that was popularly called the People's President. He is the first scientist and a bachelor to chair the position of a president holding the largest Democracy.
    13 : Contd… He received honorary doctorates from about 30 universities globally. In the year 1981, the Government of India presented him the nation's highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan and then again, the Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and the Bharat Ratna in 1997. Before Kalam, there have been only two presidents - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Zakir Hussain - to have received the Bharat Ratna before bring appointed to the highest office in India. He is a man of vision, who is always full of ideas aimed at the development of the country and is also often also referred to as the Missile Man of India
    14 : Contd… Dr APJ Abdul Kalam regards his work on India's nuclear weapons program as a way to assert India's place as a future superpower. Even during his tenure as President, APJ Kalam took avid interest in the spheres of India's science and technology. He has even put forward a project plan for establishing bio-implants. He is also an ardent advocate of open source software over proprietary solutions to churn out more profits in the field of technology.
    15 : Cont… On 29 April 2009,he became the first Asian to be bestowed upon America’s top Engineering award ,Hoover’s medal. He received Dr.Biren Roy Space Award Om Prakash Basin Award for Science and Technology National Nehru Award Arya Bhatt Award etc
    16 : Books Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam . Scientist to President by Abdul A.P.J. Kalam; Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam India-my-dream by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Envisioning an Empowered Nation: Technology for Societal Transformation by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; Guiding Souls: Dialogues on the Purpose of Life Children Ask Kalam by A.P.J Abdul Kalam; Indomitable Spirit by A.P.J Abdul Kalam
    17 : Current Status He always remain linked with the academics,say before becoming a president he worked with Annamalai University till 2002. He is the Chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology(Tiruvanthapuram) A Professor at Anna University,(Chennai) Visiting faculty at many academic and Research institutions across India. He is the member of Indian Academy of Sciences ,Astronautical Society of India and many other professional bodies.
    18 : Science and Societal missions
    19 : Recent addressing at the inauguration of Truth Labs He talked on various issues like: Convergence of Technologies Issues in the use of biological methods New authentication systems Ethical issues Intellectual Property rights and Biotechnology Cyber crimes etc.
    20 : Learnings from the story Must try to follow the ‘ASK’ principle Must have a passion to do the work that you are in. Be a visionary Must have certain rational principles in life which one should always abide by. Be down to earth. Learn to master DESIRE,EXPECT and BELIEF
    22 : Khwab wo nahi jo sote hue ate hain khwab to wo hain jo sone nahi dete hain THANK YOU Presented by :Ratika chawla

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