APJ Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary celebrated as World Students Day
APJ Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary marks World Students Day Today entire country is celebrating the 85th birth anniversary of Great scientist and India’s former President APJ Abdul Kalam. We all know that Abdul Kalam was an amazing teacher and loved children a lot therefore, considering his nature in 2010, United Nations decided to mark the importance of India’s former President and great scientist APJ Abdul Kalam and declared his birthday as ‘World Students Day’.
October 15, which is Dr. Kalam’s birth anniversary, is celebrated as a day for students all around the world. Even the missile man always expressed his desire to be remembered as teacher. Today internationally children are paying tribute to this missile man
Unknown Facts about Kalam
Well, APJ Abdul Kalam was a pure soul man and everyone knows how dedicatedly he served the nation during his tenure. But here we have managed to come up with some unknown facts about him, just have a look here~
Kalam as a scientist in DRDO
Apart from being President of a country he was also a scientist. Kalam joined Aeronautical Development Establishment of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as a
scientist. His first achievement in his career was designing a small helicopter for the Indian Army.
Kalam was a part of country’s first nuclear test
Kalam without participating in its development, test site preparation and weapon designing was invited by Raja Ramanna to witness the country’s first nuclear test Smiling Buddha as the representative of TBRL.
Critics were always there for Kalam was criticized for lackadaisical approach towards his Presidential post
Kalam was judged for inaction as a President in deciding the fate of 20 out of the 21 mercy petitions. According to the Article 72, of the Constitution of India, the President of India has the power to grant pardon, suspend and remit death sentences and commute the death sentence of convicts on
His harassment at New York airport
The most insulting day for every Indians when former President APJ Abdul Kalam was twice subjected to harassment at New York’s JFK Airport by the US security officers. Dr Kalam was forced to take his jacket and shoes off for security checking for explosives. That was not his insult, that was the insult of entire country.
Kalam the stalwart
Most of us don’t know that Dr. Kalam is an incredible writer and has written many inspirational books. They are-Wings of fire [His autobiography], 2020- A Vision for the New Millennium, Envisioning an Empowered Nation, Ignited Minds, My Journey etc.
7. Pokhran-II tests controversy
The controversy that hovered around Kalam’s role as a nuclear scientist is the lack of reliable and factual reporting of the yield of Pokhran-II tests.
The Youth Icon
In 2003 and in 2006 he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award.
Part of an inspirational film
I Am Kalam which was released in 2011 is an inspirational Hindi film. Here Kalam is portrayed as an extremely positive
influence to a poor but bright Rajasthani boy Chhotu, who renames himself Kalam in honour of his idol.