Speech on Abdul Kalam with Quotes
Most respectable teachers and dear students today we have assembled here to pay homage to a renowned scientist, politician and great teacher of India whose date of birth is celebrated throughout India in order to pay tribute to the Missile Man of the nation.
Today’s date 15thof October marks the birth anniversary of the world famous leader, scientist and teacher, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam whose life is a great motivation for several people specially for young students. He is titled as the people’s president who served the nation from 2002 to 2007. He joined Defense Research and Development Organization and Indian Space Research Organization as professional.
He was born into a very humble South Indian family in Tamil Nadu. His father built and rented boats to fishermen working on the coast. Since his childhood he developed a great fascination with air by watching birds. This hobby of Kalam later developed into a mission to join aeronautics.
He was very bright and hardworking student. He had great interest towards studies, he was very promising student and showed enormous liking towards science and mathematics. He was highly influenced by the words of his teacher who once said to Kalam that “To succeed in life and achieve results, you must understand and master three mighty forces- Desire, Belief and Expectation”.
He also told kalam that “with faith you can change your destiny”. From there began Kalam’s actual journey as he inspired and worked for greater things in life. He specially used to get captivated by the mysteries of the sky and observe the flight of the birds from his early childhood days.
Interestingly, he became the first child to fly from Rameswaram. The entire life of Abdul Kalam is an inspiration for every Indian citizen. He was an ardent nationalist. He lived a simple life and possessed a benevolent personality.
The entire journey of Kalam’s life is full of messages and lessons for the youth and older ones. His life teaches us the lesson of perseverance, it means persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay is achieving success is the unique skill to succeed.
He believed that small dreams are crime, always think big, as high as sky and work hard to materialize your dreams and make them happen. He said that ‘Dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep”.
Once he said that confidence and hard work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you a successful person. He always valued time and used time productively, the importance of time can be measured from his words that “Let not my winged days be spent in vain”.
He loved youth and said that A society must always give special attention to the dreams, concerns and aspirations of its youth because they are the ones who will shape its future. To lay foundation of peaceful and prosperous society he gave message that forgiveness is the foundation of a good life.
The best part about great Abdul Kalam was that all his life he stayed grounded and never tried to attain his goals for selfish reasons rather he continued to remain active all his life till his last breath and give back mankind whatever he could.
As proud citizens of India, we should never forget the contributions of those legendary personalities born on our land and greatly contributed towards our nation’s growth.
APJ Abdul Kalam Speech for Youth & Education
As we know that Dr, APJ Abdul Kalam believed in the right kind of education. He believed that If we release the locked potential in every child, there is nothing that India cannot achieve”. He strongly believed in excellence and once said that “excellence is a continuous process and not an accident”.
Once he said that “Creativity leads to thinking, Thinking provides knowledge and knowledge makes you great”.
In the light of the above mentioned quotes of Abdul Kalam it can be sensed that to Him
“CREATIVITY IN EDUCATION LEADS TO EVOLUTION OF SELF RELIANT YOUTH WITH KNOWLEDGE AND ACTION”.
INDIA is heralded as the land of opportunity and considered among the emergent economies of the 21st century. The greatest strength of the nation is its youth force of 600 million. If they were to stand alone, they would form the 3rd largest nation in the world.How they are shaped by education will determine the next chapter of the India story.
He is reported to have said that Of this huge youth army, I have met as many as 13 million youth in a decade’s time. I have learnt, “Every young person wants to be unique. But the world all around is doing its best, day and night, to make each of them just like everybody else”.
At home, they are asked by their parents to be like the neighbor’s children in scoring good marks. When they go to school, the teacher says “Why don’t you become like the first five ranker in the class?” Wherever they go, the refrain is the same. “You have to be somebody else or like everybody else.”
This is because education system is lacking skills to produce productive youth for nation. In creating individuals capable of rising to their full potential, it is important for the education system, both in school and at home, to gear itself towards nurturing creativity and confidence in youth. The confidence that “I Can do it”.
We should know that a classroom is the foundation for evolving great learning,it should be taught to teachers that how students can be encouraged to be creative. It doesn’t take a fancy school; it takes an innovative and motivated teacher. Worthy efforts at creating the right scholastic atmosphere will find and adopt several methods to make the class dynamic and creative.
In conclusion I would raise a question that What is the unique nature of the minds of discoverers and inventors? The answer is very easy that Their contributions have emanated from creative minds that have been nurtured constantly with creative instincts, all the forces of the universe work for that inspired mind, thereby leading to inventions or discoveries.
The efforts of the teachers can produce creative youth.He once said that “End is not the end, in fact E.N.D means efforts never dies”. Teachers have to love teaching and have the capacity to nurture creative minds and imagining minds. Similarly, parents need to think of a child’s capability to be reflected beyond just marks and objectively defined criteria.
These are the kind of creative schools that all our efforts towards achieving universal education.He believed that knowledge makes you great. He said that “ignited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the earth”.