15 Oct 2018|Jaipur | Amity University Rajasthan , Jaipur

Amity University Rajasthan celebrates Birthday of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalaam

Celebration of Birthday of Dr. A.P.J. AbdulKalaam

Bharat Ratna Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, generally known as Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was the 11th President of India (2002-2007). He was electedagainst Lakshmi Sehgal in 2002 and had support from both the Bharatiya JanataParty and the Indian National Congress, the two leading political parties ofIndia. By profession, he was a scientist and an administrator in India. Heworked with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Defence Researchand Development Organisation (DRDO) as an aerospace engineer before becomingthe President of India. His work on the development of launch vehicle andballistic missile technology had earned him the name of the ‘Missile Man ofIndia’. The Pokhran-II nuclear tests conducted in India in 1998 after theoriginal nuclear test of 1974 saw him in a pivotal political, organisationaland technical role.

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was the visiting professor at the Indian Instituteof Management, Indore; the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and theIndian Institute of Management, Shillong. He was a professor of AerospaceEngineering at the JSS University in Mysore and at the Anna University inChennai, apart from being an adjunct and visiting faculty at other research andacademic institutions in India. He was the honorary fellow of the IndianInstitute of Science, Bengaluru, and the Chancellor of the Indian Institute ofSpace Science and Technology at Thiruvananthapuram.

In his book ‘India 2020’, he recommended plans to make the nation a fully developed one by the year 2020. His interactions with the student community and his motivational speeches made him quite popular among the youth. In 2011, he launched a mission called ‘What Can I Give Movement’ aimed at the youth of India, which focused on defeating corruption in the country.