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  1. About the Legend • Full name :Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam • Visit on the Planet:15th Oct 1931,at Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram District,Tamil Nadu • Father:Jainulabdeen Marakayar,a boat owner • Mother:Ashiamma • Has three siblings
  2. His Personality Traits • Inherited Honesty,self discipline,and Faith in Goodness from his parents • Hard Working • Determined • Possess Perseverance • Passionate for the work • Artistic • Highly spiritual • Loving and caring • Committed and dedicated for work • Positive thinker
  3. Education  Primary education was from Rameshwaram elementary school.  Later he settled in schwartz, Ramanathapuram where he was highly inspired by his teacher IYADURAI SOLOMON,who told to master three forces desire,belief and expectation.  In 1950 he joined St Joseph college at Tiruchirapalli to do B.Sc  He joined DMIT in Aeronautical Engineering at MIT,Madas(1954-1957)  In 1958,after passing as a graduate,aeronautical engineer,he joined Hindustan Aeronautical Limited(HAL),Bangalore as a trainee.
  4. Saying • You have to dream before your dreams come true”. (Kalam's advice to the youngsters of the nation is to "dream, dream and dream and convert these into thoughts and later into actions." Also to "think big". "We are a nation of a billion people and we must think like a nation of a billion people. Only then can we become big.“) • “Climbing to the top demands strength,whether it is the top of Mt. Everest or the top of your career.”
  5. Major Contributions  He helped in the development of India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle SLV-3,in1980 which helped India to become the member of Space Club by injecting Rohini, in Earth’s nearest orbit. • In 1982, as Director of DRDO, Kalam was entrusted with the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme(IGMDP), India's most successful military research task to date. The programme constituted of 5 major projects for meeting the requirements of the defence services and for establishing re-entry technology.  He played a pivotal organisational,technical and political role in India’s Pokhran-II Nuclear test in 1998.  He served as a principal scientific adviser to the Defence Minister and later Govt of India (1999-2001) and was responsible for evolving policies,strategies and missions for many development applications.
  6. CONTENTS • The 5 projects were scheduled to be completed in a time frame of only 10 years and consisted of: • (1) Nag - an anti-tank guided missile • (2) Prithvi - a surface-to-surface battlefield missile • (3) Akash - a swift, medium-range surface-to-air missile • (4) Trishul - a quick-reaction surface-to-air missile with a shorter range • (5) Agni - an intermediate range ballistic missile, the mightiest • He established an Advanced Technology Research Centre called,”RESEACH CENTRE IMARAT”for development of futuristic missile technology.
  7. Achievements • Achievements - Apart from being a notable scientist and engineer, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam served as the 11th President of India from the period 2002 to 2007. He is a man of vision, who is always full of ideas aimed at the development of the country and is also often also referred to as the Missile Man of India. People loved and respected Dr APJ Abdul Kalam so much during his tenure as President that was popularly called the People's President. • He is the first scientist and a bachelor to chair the position of a president holding the largest Democracy.
  8. Current Status  He always remain linked with the academics,say before becoming a president he worked with Annamalai University till 2002.  He is the Chancellor of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology(Tiruvanthapuram)  A Professor at Anna University,(Chennai)  Visiting faculty at many academic and Research institutions across India.  He is the member of Indian Academy of Sciences Astronautical Society of India and many other professional bodies.
  9. Science and Societal missions
  10. Recent addressing at the inauguration of Truth Labs He talked on various issues like: Convergence of Technologies Issues in the use of biological methods New authentication systems Ethical issues Intellectual Property rights and Biotechnology Cyber crimes etc.