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Dr. A.P.J Abdul kalam

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Presentation contents
* Personal profile
* Child life
* Educational career

* Awards
* worlds students day

* Missile man

* Greatness

* Struggling times

* Books

* As a president

* Quotes

Personal profile
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Commonly referred: A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Born on: 15th October 1931

Place of birth: Rameshwaram

Father: Jainulabdeen

Mother: Ashiamma

Child Life
* Born in Middle class family.
* Mother tongue is Tamil.
* Family relates to Muslim religion.
* Favourite past times: Reading Hindu holly books, writing poems in Tamil, playing Veena.

Educational Career
* Financial position of his family was not strong to support..
* Completed his secondary education at Schwartz School.
* Completed his B.Sc. Degree at St Joseph’s College.
* Diploma with a specialization of Aeronautical engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology.

Missile man
• After completing diploma, he joined in (HAL).
• He puts his entire efforts for the development of India’s space rocket technology.
• He is popularly known as the “Missile India.

Man” of

• In India he is highly respected as a scientist and as an engineer.

Struggling time
• Failed in launching SLV – III for the first time.
• He owned the responsibility for the failure of project.

But finally he achieved success in the next time.

Kalam as president
• He took oath as president of India on July, 25th 2002.
• He is the 11th President of India.
• He was popularly known as the “People’s President”.
• He gracefully turned away from his offices on 24th July 2007.

• Padma Bhushan – 1981

• Padma Vibhushan – 1990
• Bharat Ratna in – 1997

• First Asian to be honoured with “Hoover Medal” 2009. • Honorary doctorates from about 30 universities globally.

World students day

U.N.O declared Abdul kalam’s birthday as “ world students day ”

Why U.N.O declared only Kalam’s Birthday as…

“Students day”

Greatness of kalam
* Well versatile person.
* Well recognized by the world.
* Role model, Mentor.
* Follows: strict personal discipline,

• He loves Tamil poetry.
• Written poems in Tamil.
• Written several inspirational books:
Ignited Minds
Wings of Fire
India 2020 (Bigger Dream)

 Scientist to President.
 Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India.
 India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium.
 India-my-dream
 Envisioning an Empowered Nation: Technology for Societal Transformation.
 Guiding Souls: Dialogues on the Purpose of Life.
 Children Ask Kalam
 Indomitable Spirit

Kalam words towards nation

• India has people of high caliber and intelligence.
The only thing required is practical knowledge
• Requires overall development for becoming a developed nation.

Admirable Quotes

“Dream, dream and dream…and convert these into thoughts and later into actions.”

“Dream is not what you see in sleep… it is the thing which doesn’t let you sleep”

Leadership qualities

Vision and global thinking.
Value driven.
Persistence, not giving up.
Integrating ability.
Bounces back from mistakes.


“Lets all join our hands together to achieve kalam’s dream towards nation”.

Presented by:Avi pipada 13011
Abhishek seth 13001
Yusuf shaikh 130
Saakshi mehta 13059
Harmeet dhinsa 13027
Zain shaikh 13086

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