Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is not just the name, but it is a symbol of peace, patriotism, secularism, and modesty, and the man who stands behind this name is himself a symbol of all these attributes. Today, on October 15, the whole of India is celebrating the birthday of A P J Abdul Kalam. He was born in Rameswaram on 15 November 1931. He was the man who dreamt to make India a developed nation; he played a multifarious role to make his dream come true. He was a great scientist, president, dedicated teacher, and educator. He loved students and education, that’s why on his birth anniversary, United Nations announced October 15 as a World Students’ Day.
On his birth anniversary, Prime Minister Modi, Amit Shah, and several others pay tributes to the ex-president. Taking his twitter handle, Shah wrote, “Remembering Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on his Jayanti. A visionary leader and architect of India’s space & missile programs, who always wanted to build a strong and self-reliant India. His immortal legacy in the field of science and education is an epitome of inspiration.”
Remembering Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on his jayanti. A visionary leader and architect of India’s space & missile programmes, who always wanted to build a strong and self-reliant India. His immortal legacy in the field of science and education is an epitome of inspiration. pic.twitter.com/QzPW7IDMWs
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 15, 2020
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) October 15, 2020
Abdul Kalam was the one who developed the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program and missiles like Agni and Prithvi. He was also associated with the nation’s space and ballistic missile development program that named him “Missile Man of India”.