Dr. Kalam: An Inspiring Life
Some people are beyond words could ever describe them and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is definitely one of them. He is a man who inspired many and his dedication and hard work stories can give goosebumps to any person. The ‘missile man’ is widely known for his contribution in Indian Defence and Space as well as his devotion towards the welfare of the people. He was an extraordinary individual whose incredible life has always worked as an inspiration to many.
Here I am taking an opportunity to share his some real-life incidents, which can motivate, inspire and uplift any ones thinking and opinion.
He is the man who didn’t accept any favor or gifts: Once Dr. Kalam was invited to attend a function at Erode, sponsored by Sowbhagya wet grinders and there he was presented with a grinder as a gift. He only accepted the gift when they agreed to take the price of it. After, that he send a man with the cheque amounting the price of the grinder. The owner of the company didn’t want to take the money and keep the cheque with him as a kind gesture from Dr. Kalam.
After a month, they received a call from Kalam’s office inquiring about why didn’t he deposited the cheque else the grinder will be returned to them. They, they agreed to deposit the cheque but before that, the company owner scanned the cheque and keeps a framed copy of it. The very next day the owner gets a Thank you message from Dr. Kalam’s office for doing so.
He refused to sit on the chair reserved for him because it was bigger than others: At IIT, Varanasi Dr. Kalam was invited at the Convocation Ceremony as the Chief Guest. The chairs were arranged on the stage and from all the chairs his reserved chair was bigger in size. So, when he noticed this he just refused to sit on that chair and politely asked the Vice-Chancellor to sit instead. But the Chancellor also didn’t agree, then another chair of the same size was arranged for Dr. Kalam.
There are many more incidents which show that what type of a person he was. But, his life was a complete inspiration for us as well as our future generations too. He was the man who loves to interact one on one and inspire students by his works and speeches. He believes in talking to students personally and learn about their creativity.
He believes in equality and education for all students. He took his last breath while addressing students in Sikkim. He always liked to interact with students and he continued it till his last breath.