APJ Abdul Kalam was elected President of India in 2002 with the support of both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Indian National Congress. After serving a term of five years, he returned to his civilian life of education, writing and public service. He was a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
He also known as the Missile Man of India, because of contribution to science and technology.
APJ Abdul Kalam travelled to Shillong to deliver a lecture on “Creating a Livable Planet Earth”. at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. At around 6:35 p.m only five minutes into his lecture, he collapsed.He was rushed to the nearby Bethany Hospital in a critical condition; upon arrival, he lacked a pulse or any other signs of life. Despite being placed in the intensive care unit, He was confirmed dead of a sudden cardiac arrest at 7:45 p.m.
That was the most tragic moments when the the whole nation lost in sorrow, because of a great loss. He is no more with us but his message and inspiration roars.
So lets check out some best and inspirational quotes by APJ Abdul Kalam:
1). Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.
2). You have to dream before your dreams can come true.
3). Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
4). To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.
5). Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.
6). Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
7). All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.
8). Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.
9). If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.
10). All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
11). When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.
12). Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
13). The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
14). Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
15). 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.