The birthday of ex-Indian President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam i.e. 15th October is observed as World Students’ Day. The former Indian president Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam called A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born into a Muslim family in Rameswaram on 15th October 1931 on Pamban island in India.
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For the unaware, Kalam Sir was one of the famous personalities and was known for his love for students. This is one of the major reasons his birthday is celebrated as Students’ Day in many parts of the country. He always encouraged students to dream in their lives as that will change their thoughts and when thoughts are transformed, that’s when your actions will also change.
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In his books and speeches, he has always mentioned how society has been developed only by the students and teachers when they support each other to bring about a change in the world. He stressed the importance of education and why students should learn from the main values and put them into practice.
Also known by other names like Missile Man, and People’s President, he is regarded and acknowledged by many even today for his contribution to science and for encouraging children and youngsters of the country with his inspiring books and quotes.
His quotes range from life’s journey to success in the profession and having a vision in life. Some of the quotes are too encouraging for a common man to break his limitations and soar high. We have picked a few of them so that you can understand his words with our simplified explanations.
“To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”
Kalam Sir always advocated having a mission in one’s life. One cannot live just for the sake of living. If he is born as a human, he or she must have a purpose or goal in life to achieve. And that’s what Kalam always preached to his students and also to the youngsters of the country. His life was inspiring to see how he worked hard to bring about change and development in the country. He tells people to have a single focus on their goals so that they will achieve success in whatever they do.
“If you fail, never give up because FAIL means “First Attempt In Learning”.
Kalam Sir gave a really nice quote in which he talks about failure. In life, we will face rejections and failures in many aspects. But that shouldn’t stop us from doing and attaining our goals. We must keep moving ahead even if we fail. What matters is our efforts in the right direction and how much we have learned while we have failed and learned from our steps toward success.
“All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”
When different communities in India raise their concerns about how they need a quota system for a good life, Kalam Sir’s quote comes in handy to open our eyes. Each one is born with a talent and our work should focus on finding that talent and developing the same rather than creating conflicts with others about the lack of opportunities to grow in life.