Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre (@kalam.centre)

2 weeks ago

Words might not be able to describe the exemplary contribution of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to India’s space and defence programs. And no adjectives are enough for the humility and generosity of India’s Missile Man who has won every Indian’s heart. Fittingly known as the People’s President, these rare stories about Dr. Kalam will only deepen the respect you have for this legend. Read on. #1 . Once, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam rejected the suggestion to put broken glass on the wall of a building that needed protection. Why? Because broken glass would be harmful for birds! #2 . When youngsters & teenagers requested a meeting with President Kalam, the President not only obliged and gave the kids his precious time, but he also listened carefully to the ideas the kids had! #3 . Soon after it was declared that Dr. Kalam would be the next President, he visited a modest school to deliver a speech. His security detail was minimal, and he didn’t mind taking control of the situation when the power went off. Speaking to around 400 students, Dr. Kalam ensured the power cut didn’t cause any interruption. He walked right in the middle of the crowd and asked the students to surround him. He then spoke to 400 students with his bare voice and delivered, like always, an inspiring keynote. #4 . President Kalam has given up all his life savings and salaries to a trust he founded named PURA (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas ). #5 . Once during an event, Dr. Kalam refused to sit on a chair that was designated for him – because the chair was larger in size than the other chairs! #RememberKalam #kalamcentre

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