Posted by: Satheesh Kumar Muthu | November 24, 2008

Dr.Abdul Kalam-A Man of Beauty

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Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabhudin Abdul Kalam, the twelfth President of India, is rightfully termed as the father of India’s missile technology. He was born to parents Jainulabdeen Marakayar and Ashiamma on 15th October, 1931, at Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram district, Tamil Nadu. Dr. Kalam as an eminent Aeronautical Engineer, contributed for the development of India’s first Satellite launch vehicle SLV-3 and the missiles like the Trishul, Agni, Pritvi etc. 
     He did his secondary education at Schwartz High School in Ramanathapuram, B.Sc. at St. Joseph’s College(1950), Tiruchi, and DMIT in Aeronautical Engineering at the MIT, Madras during 1954-57. After passing out as a graduate aeronautical engineer, Kalam joined Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore as a trainee and later joined as a technical assistant in the Directorate of Technical Development and Production of the Ministry of Defence.

              In the 1960’s Kalam joined the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre at Thumba in Kerala. He played a major role in the centre’s evolution to a key hub of space research in India, helping to develop the country’s first indigenous satellite-launch vehicle. During 1963-82, he served the ISRO in various capacities. In 1982, he rejoined DRDO as Director, and conceived the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) for five indigenous missiles. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has established an Advanced Technology Research Centre, called ‘Research Centre Imarat’ to undertake development in futuristic missile technology areas. He also served as the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Defence minister and later the Government of India. After retiring from the post Dr. Kalam joined Annamalai University till he became the President in January 2002.
                                         No wonder to say that there’ll not be an Indian who cudn’t have heard his greatness-greatness in the sense,his achievements,dedication,patriotism,love towards fellow indians and the way of thinking.No doubt he was the president who inspired crores of young souls.This is the Oath for the Global Professional:
1 I will have a goal and work hard to achieve that goal. I realize that small aim is a crime.
2 I will always be righteous in the heart which leads to beauty in the character, beauty in the character brings harmony in the home, harmony in the home leads to order in the nation and order in the nation leads to peace in the world.
3 I will work with integrity and succeed with integrity.
4 I will be a good citizen, a good member of my family, a good member of the society, a good member of the nation and hence a good member of the world.
5 I will always try to save or better someone’s life. Wherever I am, a thought will always come to my mind. That is “What can I give?”
6 I will always protect and enhance the dignity of every human life.
7 I will always remember that “Let not my winged days, be spent in vain”.
8 I will always work for clean planet Earth and clean energy.
9 As a youth of the Globe, I will work and work with courage to achieve success in all my tasks and enjoy the success of others.
10 I will be a rain bearing cloud arising out of Periyar Maniammai University which will give the rain of knowledge to every part of the planet earth.

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