A P J Abdul Kalam

You Are Born to Blossom

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This book is an account of how Dr. Kalam visualizes Information and Communication Technology mining the rural talent. Here, Dr. Kalam presents his dream of schools in India at 2020 as symbiotic nerve centres connecting teachers, students and community; personifying knowledge that exists in the world. He also makes a clarion call to accelerate the process of societal transformation. This would involve raising the standards of governance and safeguarding the sanctity of public institutions. The book uses the metaphor of a tree to describe the process of knowledge bearing fruits of prosperity in the contemporary globalised world where different phases, formative, adult working life, and post-50 experienced senior citizens, call for different kinds of learning. The book refers to a contextual contribution of a large number of Indian scientists and artists and proves that there is no age bar to blossom. He advocates creation of conditions that favour growth of diverse individual talents akin to a garden and calls for a scientific mind-set guided by conscience, consensus and by actions that take our social and moral values into account in building our own systems.
AUTHOR BIO
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (b. 1931) a scientist—philosopher came to be known as a protagonist of societal transformation through scientific development and innovation. Before taking over as the eleventh President of India in 22, Dr. Kalam worked at ISRO and DRDO and as Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. In 1995, Dr. Kalam articulated the vision of India becoming a developed country by 22. As a visiting Professor to several Universities, Dr. Kalam evinced interest in visiting schools and interacting with young children. He continued this during his Presidency and has met 1 million children so far. Children in m turn responded enthusiasti-cally and sent thousands of letters and e-mails. Recipient of India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, in 1997, Dr. Kalam was recognised as the face of 21st century India. He is also awarded the prestigious King Charles II medal for his contribution for promotion of science. He is author of 9 books. Most of his books have been bestsellers for past many years. Prof. Arun K. Tiwari (b. 1955) an engineer-scientist and a distinguished pupil of Dr. Kalam, worked at the DRDO for two decades before taking up the mission of developing indigenous medical technology. He co-authored with Dr. Kalam the bestsellers, Wings of Fire and Guiding Souls: Dialogues on the Purpose of Life. Currently as Director, Care Foundation, Hyderabad, he heads the ICT platform-based e-learning network.

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© 2017
TYPE
eBook
ISBN
9788184303506
LANGUAGE
English
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Reviewed by shivamsingh, nehatripathi and 3 others
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shivamsingh
22 March, 2018 at 11:56
great inspiration book
nehatripathi
20 March, 2018 at 15:41
harshsaini
19 February, 2018 at 2:02
motivating book
kirtivardhan
12 January, 2018 at 14:24
arunganpat
08 January, 2018 at 15:43