A scientist and statesman par excellence, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam's vision was for India to become a technologically advanced and developed nation. His words have inspired many and on his second death anniversary, people, especially children, remember him for his inspiring words and humane nature.
Here are five of his powerful and inspirational quotes that urge the people of India to strive for excellence :
"Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success."
"Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck."
"Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work."
"You have to dream before your dreams can come true."
"Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness."
Here's children's way of paying a rich tribute to the man who has constantly inspired them --
This video is a new music single dedicated to the former President of India titled Kalam Salaam. An anthem for all fans of the great man, it is composed by Ghibran and penned by noted lyricist Vairamuthu in Tamil.
Here is the Telugu version of the musical tribute :
And this is the Hindi version :
Video credits: Swarnabhoomi Academy
A perfect way to spend the weekend - Sing aloud Kalam Salaam.