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Dr. Abdul Kalam presents award to innovator children at IIMA

Dr. Abdul Kalam presents award to innovator children at IIMA
Ahmedabad, 19 November 2014
Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam today awarded a total of 28 students from 22 districts of 15 States and Union Territories for their ideas/innovations (total 22) at IIM Ahmedabad. An exhibition for all award winning ideas was held at the venue.

National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF) presents the IGNITE Awards every year. IGNITE is a national competition of original technological ideas and innovations of children in or out of school (upto class 12 or the age of 17 years only).
Dr. Abdul Kalam presents award to innovator children at IIMA
Over 27000 submissions of students from 359 districts of 35 States & Union Territories of the country were received during the competition, which ran from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014. The IGNITE competition is organised by NIF in association with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Society for Research and Initiatives in Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), and other partners. A number of other State Educational Boards viz. Directorate of Higher Education, Himachal Pradesh, Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur, Haryana Board of School Education, Nagaland Board of School Education, Mizoram Board of School Education also actively promoted the IGNITE campaign. The awards of IGNITE competition are announced every year on October 15th, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday, which is celebrated as the Children’s Creativity and Innovation Day by NIF.

NIF will file patents in all applicable cases in the name of the students and will also engage designers/fabricators to develop prototypes of the students’ ideas.

NIF, an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has been actively engaged in promoting creativity and innovation in our society through volunteers of Honey Bee Network and other like-minded individuals and organizations. IGNITE is an effort to focus primarily on the creativity of the children and promoting original inclusive and compassionate thinking among them.

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Dr. Vikrant Pandey with Dr. Kalam

Met Dr.Vikrant Pandey, DC Valsad in Ahmedabad...wonderful discussion about the innovative things he is doing.
Met Dr.Vikrant Pandey, DC Valsad in Ahmedabad...wonderful discussion about the innovative things he is doing.

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A volley of queries fired at Kalam

Schoolchildren greet the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at a function in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. Photo: S. Mahinsha
Schoolchildren greet the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at a function in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. Photo: S. Mahinsha

The former President fields them all with aplomb

“I will answer five questions,” he said generously. Within seconds, children of all ages, in different uniforms, crowded near the podium at the Nishagandhi Auditorium jostling for the solitary microphone. The five lucky ones who did win the battle for attention from A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former Indian President, had questions, varied and relevant, to pose.

Mr. Kalam was in the city to attend a book release function held as part of the International Book Fair and Science Festival. The audience pleaded for his handshake, tried to slip through a wall of policemen to get his autograph, and positioned themselves along the rim of the amphitheatre to capture a photograph of Mr. Kalam as he walked out on a red carpet – literally.

A Class V student asked Mr. Kalam during the interactive session a career-related question: “I want to be an engineer with the Indian Space Research Organisation. What guidelines should I follow?” He was advised to take the science stream in higher secondary school, after which he should attempt the ISRO’s entrance test.

One question pertained to his Vision 2020 document — whether his vision of wiping out corruption from the country was practical in six years. He replied that it was and told his largely student audience to begin anti-corruption measures at home.

One student asked whether enough research was being devoted to harness space-based solar power. He responded that a cost-efficient way to bring this energy to earth must be prioritised.

A visually challenged boy spoke about the challenges he faced. “Make a small computer your friend. Use technology to take on the challenges,” Mr. Kalam said.

Another student described the condescending remarks she received regarding her preference for the humanities stream. He said it was possible to achieve great heights in any field as long as she followed her dreams.

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Exclusive: Educating India by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

I once read a poem, 'The Student's Prayer', by a Chilean biologist, Mautrana. Some of the lines were: Show me so that I can stand On your shoulders. Reveal yourself so that I can be Something different. Don't impose on me what you know, I want to explore the unknown And be the source of my own discoveries. Let the known be my liberation, not my slavery.

When I read these words, the thought struck me that the best teachers are actually facilitators of innovation; of new ideas; creators of lifelong habit of innovative thinking. Teachers are the backbone of any country - pillars upon whom all aspirations of the country are placed, and the ones who can turn these dreams into realities. I have been a teacher, too, and I felt I had been entrusted with a great responsibility to mould and give wings to young thoughts. What is education? It is a learning process designed so that it leads to creativity. The result of the education process is to foster creativity. This comes from the environment in schools and each teacher's capability to ignite the minds of students. The essence of this thought has been put succinctly in the following verse: Learning gives creativity; Creativity leads to thinking; Thinking provides knowledge; Knowledge makes you great.

The capacities teachers need to build among students in order to equip them to become nation builders are: The capacity for research or inquiry; Capacity for creativity and innovation, particularly the creative transfer of knowledge; Capacity to use high technology; Capacity for entrepreneurial leadership; Capacity for moral leadership. The aim of the teacher should be to build character and human values and enhance the learning capacity of children through technology. They need to build confidence in children so they can think fearlessly and creatively.
Exclusive: Educating India by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

India has around five million teachers working in primary and secondary schools. A majority of them teach in schools located in the 600,000 villages spread all over the country. Hence, it is important to make their lives comfortable and the profession an attractive one. This could be possible by improving infrastructure. The economic prosperity of the village unit is an important factor and depends on the physical, electronic and knowledge connectivity that each village enjoys in relation to the world. It is not adequate to provide only school infrastructure in a village, but we have to provide an integrated learning environment for the student and a stable economic environment for the whole family, which allow them to stay in the village. Today, it is a natural tendency for teachers to look for transfers to urban areas since they feel they can educate their children only in big towns or cities. They also feel that their own knowledge can be expanded only with the facilities available in urban areas. This situation needs immediate attention by the government, and we should embark on a massive programme of providing integrated connectivities to villages. This is a multi-ministerial mission, which has to be executed in partnership with the corporate sector and others.

The role of the teacher is like the proverbial 'ladder'-it is used by everyone to climb up in life, yet the ladder stays in its place. Such is the noble nature of our profession. Like in the game of Snakes and Ladders (Parama padam) the ladder can take a person to the world of snakes or misfortune, or it can elevate to a world of unlimited fortunes. The teacher's place in society, according to ancient belief, comes after that of the parents and before that of God - mata, pita, Guru, devam. Which other profession enjoys such recognition and is as crucial to the development of the human race as a whole? To me, personally, being a teacher has given immense satisfaction and joy. I gave a series of ten lectures on technology and societal change to the post-graduate students of Anna University. The vice chancellor told me, after appointing me a distinguished professor, that I would have sixty students in my class. But such was the enthusiasm for learning among the students there that each lecture had at least 150-200 pupils! At one of these lectures, I had shared the following anecdote from my own engineering education days. This happened in the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Chennai, where I studied from 1954 to 1957.

I had been assigned a project to design a low-level attack aircraft together with five other students. I was given the responsibility of doing the system design and system integration. Also, I was responsible for the aerodynamic and structural design of the project. The others in my team took up the design of propulsion, control, guidance, avionics and instrumentation of the aircraft. Our design teacher, Prof. Srinivasan, the then director of MIT, was our guide. One day, he reviewed the project and declared my work to be gloomy and disappointing. He refused to listen to my reasons-that I had had difficulties in bringing together the database from multiple designers. I asked for a month's time to complete the task, since I had to get the inputs from my teammates without which I could not complete the system design. Prof Srinivasan told me, 'Look, young man, today is Friday afternoon. I give you three days' time. By Monday morning, if I don't get the configuration design, your scholarship will be stopped.'

This was a big jolt for me. The scholarship was my lifeline, without which I could not continue with my studies. There was no other way but to finish the task. My team too realised that we all needed to work together seamlessly in order to achieve this. We didn't sleep that night, working on the drawing board, skipping dinner. On Saturday, I took just an hour's break. On Sunday morning, I was near completion when I felt a presence in my laboratory. It was Prof Srinivasan, studying my progress. After looking at my work, he hugged me affectionately. He said these words of appreciation which I never forgot: 'I knew I was putting you under stress and asking you to meet a difficult deadline. You have done a great job in completing this system design.'

Through this review mechanism, Prof Srinivasan injected the necessity of understanding the value of time for each team member and made us understand that engineering education is also about system design, system integration and system management. I realised then that if something is at stake, the human mind gets ignited and its working capacity gets enhanced manifold. That's exactly what happened. This is one of the techniques of building talent. The message is that the young in the organisation, whatever be their specialisation, must be trained in such a way that they are prepared for new products, innovation and for undertaking higher organisational responsibilities. Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. The teacher is in the pivotal position. Teachers have to continuously replenish and update their own knowledge so that the students can rely on them as the sources of knowledge, and even more importantly, of love and caring. The teacher must look for newer opportunities to teach the latest technological developments and even use them in classrooms so that technology-assisted learning becomes the order of the day in India.

Education is an endless journey. Such a journey opens up new vistas of development of humanism where one can strive to rise above pettiness, disharmony, jealousy, hatred or enmity. It transforms a human being into a wholesome unit, a noble soul and an asset to the universe. Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realised by each individual with the guidance of the teacher, and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world would be a better place to live in.

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Children’s Day Short Film - APJ ABDUL KALAM

Concept,Script and Direction:Deepak Patil 
DOP: Chandan Kowli
Art: Sanjay Shrivaastava
Costume: Jigna Rathod
Production: Mishrilaalji
AD: Akshay
Children’s Day Short Film - APJ ABDUL KALAM
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Kalam to Release 109 Books Today

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: If you are not interested in science, you ought to be there on Friday at Nishagandhi auditorium by 3 pm, when former President A P J Abdul Kalam will release 109 books on science. The books, though written mostly by scientists and researchers, will not be drawling texts of jargon, promises the publisher, State Institute of Languages. But just in case anyone hurls technical terms at you, you can arm yourself with a copy of ‘Dictionary of Physical Sciences’ - one of the books to be released on Friday. State Institute of Languages Assistant Director Shibu Sreedhar says that the concept for the book came up as children were losing interest in basic sciences.

‘’The book, with 450 pages, is an exhaustive list of more than 7500 words from the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Earth Sciences and Computer Science. It has been compiled by M Sivasankaran, a professor at Malabar Christian College, with contributions from various college teachers,’’ he says.

Often Malayalam translation of scientific terms prove difficult. Kerala State Council of Science, Technology and Environment director George Varghese, who wrote the book ‘Quantum Theory’, said: ‘’If you have an idea you can write it in your mother tongue. Moreover some terms need not be translated.’’ His book is about the evolution of quantum theory in the early 1900s.

There are books which help you make important decisions for your future. Like, say, if someone were to offer you a trip to Mars, should you take it up? Not in the immediate future, cautions P M Siddharth, former ISRO scientist, in his book ‘Bahirakasa Tourism: Mithyayum Yatharthyavum’ (Space Tourism: Myth and Reality).

He cites the example of Mars One, which claims to be a not-for-profit organisation based in Netherlands. ‘’When the organisation made an offer to start a human colony on Mars, more than 2000 people applied without knowing how feasible the plan is. Having worked at ISRO I have a certain idea about the problems in setting up a space station. A restaurant or any other amenity on Mars, which will be a bigger version of a space station, will have that many more problems,’’ he says. He adds that the book does not present a pessimistic view on space tourism, and it might be possible to do space travel by 2050. There is a book called ‘Idiyum Minnalum’ (Thunder and Lightning) by V Sasikumar, Director, Lightning Awareness and Research Centre, which has been written in the wake of increasing numbers of deaths from lightning.

Not all books are authored by hard-nosed researchers. ‘Crystallography’, an easy read, has been written by Aparna Markose, a post-graduate student from Providence College, Kozhikode.

Apart from the 109 books, ‘Yuvathvam Kothikkunna India’ and ‘Asadhyathayile Sadhyatha’, two books by A P J Abdul Kalam published by DC Books, will also be released. The book releases are being held as part of the book fair and science fest jointly organised by the State Institute of Languages, the KSCSTE and DC Books.

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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam wishing veteran jurist V.R. Krishna Iyer on his 100th birthday

Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam wishing veteran jurist V.R. Krishna Iyer on his 100th birthday, at his residence in Kochi on Thursday. Photo: Vipin Chandran
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam wishing veteran jurist V.R. Krishna Iyer on his 100th birthday, at his residence in Kochi on Thursday. Photo: Vipin Chandran
Former Supreme Court judge V.R. Krishna Iyer turned 100 on Thursday. Political leaders, legal luminaries, and well-wishers met Mr. Iyer at his residence to wish him. Mr. Iyer, whose birthday falls on November 15 as per records, celebrated his birthday as per the Hindu zodiacal system on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Myanmar to attend the East Asia Summit, wished Mr. Krishna Iyer through Twitter. “Legal luminary, philosopher & intellectual, Justice Krishna Iyer is an institution in himself, who dedicated his life to the Nation. Justice Iyer’s life and works are an inspiration to all of us. My interactions with him have been very enriching. I learnt a lot from him,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visited Mr. Iyer at his residence Satgamaya here and conveyed his wishes.

Dr. Kalam presented him with copies of his book Beyond 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow’s India, co-authored by Y.S. Rajan, and Governance for Growth in India. The two luminaries shared warm words and Dr. Kalam felicitated the jurist by presenting him with a shawl.

Mr. Iyer, who spent a long career working for the people as an MLA, Minister, lawyer, and judge, received several guests and well-wishers at his home.

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These 12 Rare Stories About Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Will Make Your Day Today.

These 12 Rare Stories About Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Will Make Your Day Today.
No adjectives are enough to highlight the exemplary contribution of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to India’s space and defence programs. And no adjectives are enough to highlight the humility and the generosity of India’s Missile Man who has won every Indian’s heart. Fittingly known as the People’s President, these rare stories about Dr. Kalam will only deepen the respect you have for this legend. Read on.

#1. Once, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam rejected the suggestion to put broken glass on the wall of a building that needed protection. Why? Because broken glass would be harmful for birds!

This happened when Dr. Kalam was with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and his team was discussing options to secure the perimeter of a building that needed protection. Dr. Kalam reportedly said: “If we do that, birds will not be able to perch on the wall.”

#2. When youngsters & teenagers requested a meeting with President Kalam, the President not only obliged and gave the kids his precious time, but he also listened carefully to the ideas the kids had!

As President, often Dr. Kalam’s office would receive requests from youngsters for a meeting with the country’s first citizen. Not only would Dr. Kalam meet the kids in his personal chambers at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, but he would also give them his precious time, “listen” to their ideas and provide feedback to the kids. On occasions, the President would follow up with such kids asking about the status of the ideas they discussed!

Representational: Dr. Kalam with school kids.
#3. Soon after it was declared that Dr. Kalam would be the next President, he visited a modest school to deliver a speech. His security detail was minimal, and he didn’t mind taking control of the situation when the power went off.

Speaking to around 400 students, Dr. Kalam ensured the power cut didn’t cause any interruption. He walked right in the middle of the crowd and asked the students to surround him. He then spoke to 400 students with his bare voice and delivered, like always, an inspiring keynote.

#4. President Kalam has given up all his life savings and salaries to a trust he founded named PURA (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas).

The government takes care of the President of India as well as of all the former presidents. Knowing this, Dr. Kalam during his tenure as President decided to give away all his wealth and life savings towards a fund that works towards providing urban amenities to rural population. Apparently, Dr. Kalam called up Dr. Verghese Kurien, the founder of Amul, and asked: “Now that I have become the President of India, the government is going to look after me till I am living; so what can I do with my savings and salary?”
Representational: Dr. Kalam with Dr. Verghese Kurien.

#5. President Kalam is known to write his own thank you cards.

As humble and generous the man is, President Kalam is known to sign his own thank you cards. One instance is when Quora user Naman Narain drew a sketch of Dr. Kalam and sent it to the President. To his surprise, the President sent him a thank you card, with a short handwritten message and personalised with his signature.
President Kalam is known to write his own thank you cards.

#6. Supposed to attend a college event as the Chief Guest, APJ once surprised the students of the event’s organising committee by visiting them late in the night.

Once, Dr. Kalam was to be a Chief Guest at a college event. He wasn’t the President at the time, but held a significant office at the DRDO and was one of the key advisors to the government. Curious to see the kids prep up for a big event, Kalam decided to pay a visit to the venue. He came in a jeep, without any security, and talked to the students present at the venue. He said he wanted to meet the “real hardworking people”.

#7. Dr. Kalam is so humble he wouldn’t mind going to an event a little late for the sake of letting his fans take pictures with him!

Dr. Kalam was the Chief Guest at an event at IIM Ahmedabad recentlxy. Prior to the event, he was lunching with a class of around sixty students. At the end of the lunch, the students wanted each a photo with the former President.

Citing the delay, the event organiser tried to hush off the students; but to everyone’s surprise Dr. Kalam asked the organiser to calm down and said that he won’t leave the place until every person who wanted a picture with him got a picture!
Representational: Dr. Kalam with more school students.

#8. Once during an event, Dr. Kalam refused to sit on a chair that was designated for him – because the chair was larger in size than the other chairs!

At a recent convocation of IIT-Varanasi, Dr. Kalam was the Chief Guest. There were five chairs on the stage, the centre one being for Dr. Kalam, the other four designated for the top university officials. Noticing his chair being bigger in size than the others, Dr. Kalam refused to sit on it and offered the Vice Chancellor to sit in stead. The VC couldn’t, obviously.

No doubt, another chair was made available immediately for the Honourable former President!

#9. When a subordinate of President Kalam at DRDO couldn’t take his children to an exhibition due to work pressure, Kalam surprised his subordinate and took the children in stead!

During a significant project of the DRDO, the work pressure was high. A scientist approached his boss – Dr. Kalam – and asked to leave early that day considering he had promised his children to take them to an exhibition. Kalam generously granted the permission, and the scientist got back to work. When he did, he lost the track of time and forgot to leave early. He reached home, feeling guilty, and looked for his kids, but could only find his wife. He asked for the kids, and to his surprise she told him: “your manager was here around 5:15 and he took the kids for the exhibition!”

Apparently, Dr. Kalam had been observing the scientist and noticed that he might never realise he had to go home. Feeling for the kids, he decided to take the kids in his stead. If that’s not sweet, what is?

#10. When he was President, Dr. Kalam took to “Yahoo! Answers” and posted a question: “What should we do to free our planet from terrorism?”

And when he did, people like Sri Sri Ravishankar, Kiran Bedi, Leander Paes and the who’s who of India and the world turned to Yahoo! to answer his question! Here’sthe link to that question page.

When he was President, Dr. Kalam took to “Yahoo! Answers” and posted a question: “What should we do to free our planet from terrorism?”

#11. Who did President Kalam invite as the “Presidential Guests” to Kerela’s Raj Bhavan during his first visit to Kerela after becoming the President?

1. A road side cobbler
2. Owner of a very small hotel

No kidding. As the President, Dr. Kalam was entitled to invite anyone as the “Presidential Guests” to the Raj Bhavan of Kerela during his first visit to Trivandrum. Dr. Kalam had spent a significant time as a scientist in Trivandrum and he invited a road-side cobbler – who was quite close to Dr. Kalam during his time in Kerala; and so was the owner of the small hotel where Dr. Kalam would often have his meals.

Can you imagine any other politician or a celebrity inviting a cobbler and a small business owner as their most prestigious guests?

#12. And the most important story – of his contribution to India’s space and defence programs:

Rocket parts being carried on a cycle during the early days of India’s space program.
Dr. Kalam was one of the few scientists who started working with ISRO during the agency’s early years. A Church became the place of work for the handful of India’s rocket scientists – including Dr. Kalam; and a nearby beach became the place where the rocket launchpad was set up.

Cycles and bullock-carts were used back in the 1970s & 1980s to transport rocket parts and entire satellites, and Dr. Kalam was one of the rare few scientists who made significant contributions to India’s early space program. In fact, Dr. Kalam was the Director of the project that indigenously developed the SLV-III (Space Launch Vehicle) and also the PSLV – which is operational even today and was used in the Moon and the Mars missions. In 1980, SLV-III successfully injected the Rohini satellite into a near-Earth orbit and made India an exclusive member of the Space Club.

After working with ISRO, Dr. Kalam took up responsibilities for developing Indigenous Guided Missiles at the DRDO which led to the development of AGNI and PRITHVI missiles. He also led the Pokhran-II nuclear tests that made India a nuclear weapon state.

It is said that during Indira Gandhi’s regime, Dr. Kalam was the man who convinced the Prime Minister for an advanced missile program for the country – and despite the disapproval of the Union Cabinet, PM Gandhi had secretly funded Kalam’s aerospace and defence projects. And the rest, as they say, is history.
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APJ Abdul Kalam for India-China joint space collaboration

BEIJING: In his first class after taking over as Honorary Professor of a top Chinese University, former President APJ AbdulKalam today called for Sino-Indian joint space collaboration and interface between universities of the two countries on development themes.

83-year-old Kalam became a rare Indian leader to take up teaching assignment in a Chinese university after he was formally conferred the title of Honorary Professor by the Peking University, one of the oldest Chinese universities.

"I believe that the very act of universities of the world working together will be a major factor in better understanding of the different cultures and contribute significantly to the peace and prosperity of the world", Kalam said.

President of the University Enge Wang presented the certificate to Kalam after which he took a class on "Sustained development system and creative leadership" to a group of students drawn from different disciplines.

The ceremony was attended, among others, by Indian Ambassador Ashok K Kantha and other officials.

The challenges to bring the power to earth are too many but it could be worked out through joint collaboration. If the two countries can join together for space solar power carbon neutral cities can be found everywhere, Kalam said.

He said China and India should have research and academic interfaces in development themes in order to address the development challenges.

While Kalam wanted the students to come up with questions as he spoke most of the time, the lecturers needed to intervene to raise questions themselves.

Responding to a question on how India and China can collaborate to generate clean energy, Kalam said both the countries should jointly take up the challenge to build satellites that could generate round-the-clock solar power and connect the world with clean power.

Currently solar power can be harnessed only during the day hours. Research is on to harness solar power through satellite for round-the-clock availability.

Former President Kalam would address two more classes in the next two days on sustainable model for rural development and harnessing space and solar power.

He was formally invited to teach at the University by its Chairman Zhu Shanlu when he visited China for the first time in 2012.

During his last visit here on the invitation of Chinese government, Kalam visited China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), China's premier institution in-charge of the country's space and satellite programme.

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Kalam to deliver lectures at Peking University in China

Beijing: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam will deliver a series of lectures on sustainable development and leadership qualities to the students of China's prestigious Peking University where he will be conferred with honorary professorship on Wednesday.

Kalam, who arrived here today, will deliver three lectures on 'sustainable development system and creative leadership', his Secretary Harry Sheridon told PTI.

He will also deliver lectures to the students on sustainable model for rural development and harnessing space and solar power. He would return on November 7.

India's Missile Man was formally invited to teach at the University by its Chairman Zhu Shanlu when he visited China for the first time in 2012.

During his last visit here on the invitation of Chinese government, Kalam had visited China Academy of Space Technology (CAST), the country's premier institution in-charge of space and satellite programme.

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OATH FOR MEDICAL STUDENTSAll medical students must have some of these points in mind and be dedicated to work for saving others life. This was said to the students of government medical students in Trivandrum.
1.I love my medical profession a noble mission.
2. I will follow the motto “Let my care, remove the pain and bring smiles”.
3. I will be a life long learner, I will practice what I learn and I will train my team to be competent.
4. I will deliver quality care with high standards irrespective of whom I am treating.
5. I will not introduce any diagnostic pain.
6. If any patient is unhappy with my treatment, I will find out the causes and treat the patient with utmost care and free of cost.
7. I will work with integrity and succeed with integrity.
8. I will continuously work for complete cure and social acceptance of all leukoderma, HIV AIDS and leprosy patients.
9. I will make my profession, patients my passion and service to patients my obsession.
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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
WHY WE NEED A GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE HOSPITALS. LET ME SAY WHY?.............In 1979, a six member team was preparing the flight version of a complex second stage control system of SLV-3 for static test and evaluation. The team was in countdown mode at T-15 minutes (15 minutes before the test). One of the twelve valves did not respond during checkout. Anxiety drove the members of the team to the test site to look into the problem. Suddenly the oxidizer tank, filled with red fuming nitric acid (RFNA) under pressure, burst, causing severe acid burns to the team members. It was very traumatic experience to see the suffering of the injured. My friend Kurup and I rushed to the Trivandrum Medical College hospital and begged to have our colleagues admitted, as six beds were not available in the hospital at that point of time. The hospital had to erect clean tents to admit and treat the burn injury patients. I am giving this example to show the importance of identifying and nominating hospitals who have adequate availability of beds for treatment of burn injury cases while dealing with the safety of particular chemical manufacturing unit in a given region.
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