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Author: A P J Abdul Kalam
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129134561
A definitive collection that brings together the best of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s writings.
Dr Kalam, who was India s eleventh President and has been a scientist and a teacher, has written more than twenty books. Ranging from inspirational and spiritual thoughts, to autobiographical reflections to his vision statements for a developed India, these works bear the imprint of a mind that is deeply reflective.
For the first time, some of the most thoughtful, inspiring and educative of these writings have been compiled in one place in The Righteous Life. Some of the essays in this volume describe his early life, family and teachers and his entry into the world of scientific development and research. Also included are his thoughts on education, governance, probity in public life, and his analysis and solutions to some of India s problems such as corruption, energy independence and the overall development of the country.
Filled with wisdom and farsighted thinking that upholds honesty, diligence and spirituality, The Righteous Life showcases the working of one of the finest minds in the country.
SECTION 1: THE JOURNEY
Wings of Fire
Three Great Hearts Resolve a Problem
My Mother and My Sister
Into the World of Rocketry
My Mentor: Dr Vikram Sarabhai
Teachers and Awards
Light Up the Sky
Seven Turning Points of My Life
‘I Am a Well in This Great Land"
SECTION 2: INSPIRATIONS
The Message in the Cave
Five Mighty Souls
The Joy of Reading
SECTION 3: THE PRESIDENTIAL YEARS
The Interactive President
SECTION 4: VISION 2020: ON LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE AND ABIDING VALUES
The Knowledge Society
Education Enhances the Dignity of Human Life
Creative Leadership: The Essence of Good Governance
E-governance for Transparent Societies
The Effects of Corruption
The Vision for a New India
The Environment Challenge
SECTION 5: LECTURES
Speech at the National Conference on Vision 2026, New Delhi, 26 November 2006
Address at the Inaugural Session of the Pan-African Parliament, 16 September 2004
Address to the European Parliament at Strasbourg, 24 April 2007
Address at the National Assembly, Philippines, 8 February 2006
Thanks-Giving Address to the Nation, 24 July 2007
SECTION 6: MEETING YOUNG MINDS
Give Us a Role Model