Quotes by: A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
|A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
|ஆ. ப. ஜெ. அப்துல் கலாம்
|11th President of India
25 July 2002 – 25 July 2007
||Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
||K. R. Narayanan
||Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
15 October 1931
Rameswaram, Ramnad District, Madras Presidency, British India
(now in Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
||27 July 2015
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
|Cause of death
||Cardiac arrest (Stroke)
||St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli
Madras Institute of Technology
||Bharat Ratna 1997
Padma Vibhushan 1990
Padma Bhushan 1981
If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
India has to be transformed into a developed nation, a prosperous nation and a healthy nation, with a value system.
While children are struggling to be unique, the world around them is trying all means to make them look like everybody else.
All the scientists and technologists should work in appropriate region, specifically the rural technologies, to transform Indian rural sector.
Regarding marriage, it - somehow, it didn't happen. One fellow in such a big family not getting married is not an issue.
It's when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that's the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams.
Today, India consumes about 682 watts per capita, far lesser than developed nations. As India develops, it will definitely require a lot more energy.
The Bay of Bengal is hit frequently by cyclones. The months of November and May, in particular, are dangerous in this regard.
India should walk on her own shadow - we must have our own development model.
We should remember that there are nations which meet more than 30 to 60% of their power requirements through the nuclear power system.
Smart habitation is an integrated area of villages and a city working in harmony and where the rural and urban divide has reduced to thin line.
We must get rid of fossil fuels by developing injection systems for automobiles, which can run on bio-fuel.
One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.
Science has revealed that the human body is made up of millions and millions of atoms... For example, I am made up of 5.8x10 27 atoms.
Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, there is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.