I believe there is no other profession in the world that is more important to society than that of a teacher.
Respected teachers and My Dear Friends,
A man who was born in India, brought up in India, Studied in India, worked for India and died for India. Yes, the one and only Missile man of India Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. Dr.Kalam was closely involved in India’s space programme and military missile development efforts, earning him the sobriquet ‘Missile Man’. He was also a great teacher. Due to his love for students and young minds, World Students' Day is marked on A. P. J. Abdul Kalam's birthday, 15 October. He was the 11th President of India and known to the world as a great scientist. But he always wanted to know as a great teacher.
In his autobiography Wings of Fire, he explained very well about how he overcame the difficulties and attained success in his life. It is a big experience to read that great book. In the chapter My Childhood, he says about how he learned to mingle with different caste and creed and the lessons he gained. He talks about his friends Ramanadha Sastry,Aravindam and Sivaprakashan. The lessons he learned from them, the experiences he had, and the morals he got from his parents and teachers are very well conveyed through that chapter. He says that he was not rich but his parents provided a secure childhood to him and his siblings. He inherited honesty and self-discipline from his father and faith in goodness and deep kindness from his mother.
He learned to live within his limitations which is a great thing each one of us should apply in our life. After becoming the President of India he spent a lot of time with young minds. He conducted interactive sessions with students and passed his valuable message and guided them.
And during one of those sessions, which took place on July 27, 2015 at IIM Shillong, he collapsed and died. He passed away leaving a memory of his life experiences who taught us to DREAM and fulfil it through sheer determination.
To this day and forever Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam will be deemed as an inspirational figure.