"He (Dr Kalam) gave sustainable solutions to may of the world's problems in areas such as healthcare, environment, agriculture, energy, water and infrastructure," Dr Ponraj recalled and hoped that the AKVS would play a vital part in making the vision of the former president a reality.
Indian High Commissioner to Singapore Jawed Ashraf, who officiated the launch, proposed organising knowledge-based events, including annual distinguished lectures and essay competition for school students here.
"Dr Kalam's inspirational life in itself is a great lesson. He was a world leader, there is much for Singaporeans to learn from his teachings, values and life.
And that would be the objective of this organisation," said Kesavapany, who is also the AKVS president.
Kalam.’ Mail your entries in not more than 250 words to [email protected]
The topic for the contest is ‘What I learnt from Dr.APJ was planning on writing a new book and wanted to include all these and other issues in the book. Kalam wished there weren't so many people involved with his protocol and security. Kalam was scheduled to give a talk on 'Creating a Livable Planet Earth.' A special large seat was kept on the dais for him, which he declined to sit on, as it was different from others. There was a stillness on his face, and those wise eyes were motionlessly radiating wisdom. It is sad that sometimes this is not happening.” In the same breath, he would also assert that there are two things elders must also do: “Never leave wealth at your deathbed - that leaves a fighting family.He expressed his concern for a soldier standing in a jeep ahead with a machine gun. Straight away, he went to the microphone and began his speech. Second, one is blessed if one can die working, standing tall without any long-drawn ailing. After his tenure as the President he is now a visiting professor at J. Abdul Kalam From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Abdul kalam) This article is about the former President of India. He is also the first scientist and first bachelor to occupy the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Till his last moment, he lectured as a teacher to students, which was his passion. He stood tall, left the world without any bank balance but was showered with love and good wishes of millions of people in the subcontinent and beyond. An honest man here lies at rest As e'er (ever) God with his image blest; The friend of man, the friend of truth, The friend of age, and guide of youth: Few hearts like his, with virtue warm'd, Few heads with knowledge so informed: If there's another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this.-Robert Burns I could not think of a better way to pay tribute to the former president of India, late APJ Abdul Kalam than to quote the national poet of Scotland Robert Burns (Robbie Burns, died 1793).He was a people's president and a commoner's friend. ------------------------------------------------- A.