Thursday, 27 December 2012

DR. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM

DR. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM 

            Dr. Abdul Kalam, (1931) a great aero-space scientist was appointed as the eleventh President of India in 2002. He is known as the ‘Missile man of India’.
            He was born on 15th October 1931 at Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. He was one of the many children of a middle class Tamil Muslim family. He inherited honesty, self-discipline and deep kindness from his parents.
            Dr. Kalam completed his schooling in Rameshwaram, and then attended St. Joseph’s College in Tiruchirapalli. In 1958 he passed his engineering in aeronautics from the Madras Institutes of Technology.
            He joined Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Then he moved to Indian Space Research Organization in 1962. Along with his team he successfully launched many satellites. He was instrumental in developing India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLVIII), which launched  Satellite Rohini in 1980.
            Later Dr. Kalam returned to DRDO as in charge of India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme. He designed and developed India’s two guided missile …. Agni and Prithvi.
            In 1992 he was appointed Principal Scientific Adviser to the Defense Minister. During this period Pokhran II nuclear tests were conducted in 1998.
            Dr. Abdul Kalam was elected the President of in India on 18th July 2002. He is a great visionary and has chalked out many development plans for our country. He is most informal person, so people easily identify with him. He is very fond of small children and gives them lot of importance as well as pays equal respect to all the religions.
            Dr. Kalam has penned many books and his autobiography ‘Wings of Fire’ is a best seller. He plays Rudra Veena and also composes poems for all occasions. Besides innumerable scientific awards, he has been also honoured with Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and Bharat Ratna in 1997.
President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is releasing the AWWA journal in New Delhi

The national convention of Retina India, retinAwareTM 2011

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