Speech about Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam. I did this speech in Std VI.
“”You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
Good Morning Everyone present over here. I am Meghna Unnikrishnan, student of class 6 from The Schram Academy. I am here before you to deliver a few words about the Missile Man of India and the People’s President Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
On July 27, 2015, India lost one of its most loved sons – Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, a visionary, former president, teacher and above all, a fine human being.
APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 at Rameswaram. His family was poor, but he managed to go to school and complete his graduation at St. Joseph College, Trichy and Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology.
Dr. Kalam started his career at DRDO as a scientist. He later worked at ISRO and has played major roles in India’s Missile programmes including Agni and Prithvi Missiles. Pokhran-II nuclear tests under Dr. Kalam’s leadership made him the country’s best known nuclear scientist.
He had three visions for India : FREEDOM, DEVELOPMENT and the third vision was that India must stand up to the world. He believed that unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. Only strength respects strength.
Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna. He was honored with numerous awards and recognitions all over the world.
Dr. Kalam served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. After leaving office, Kalam became a visiting professor in various institutions of higher education in India. Even in his 80’s, Dr. Kalam showed no hesitation in traveling hundreds of miles to speak at colleges and other events. He took his last breath doing what he loved most, delivering a speech at the Indian Institute of Management , Shillong. But his lively speeches and quotes will be remembered forever.
Let me conclude by telling you that I was very fortunate to meet Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam personally at his New Delhi residence in February 2015 and gift him with my painting ‘Voice of Little Hearts’. It was like a dream come true for me and I consider it as the proudest and luckiest moment of my life.
Thank You. “