|SELECTED SPEECHES OF PRESIDENT DR. APJ ABDUL KALAM VOL. I
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Dr. Kalam, one of the most distinguished scientists of India and a recipient of Bharat Ratna (1997), the highest civilian award of the country became the 11th President of India on 25th July 2002. The present volume is a compilation of Dr. Kalam's speeches from July 2002 up to February 2004 in which his focus is on transforming India into a developed nation by 2020. His speeches reflect how he wants to transform India into a knowledge power for which he thinks building a knowledge powered rural India is essential. Dr. Kalam also has a vision for children who he thinks have to be educated and motivated so that they become a driving force for a knowledge society.
Dr. Kalam's vision for the society, in general, can be summed up in this beautiful poetry penned by him-
"I climbed and climbed
Where is the peak, my Lord?
I ploughed and ploughed,
Where is the knowledge treasure, my Lord?
I sailed and sailed,
Where is the island of peace, my Lord?
Almighty, bless my nation
With vision and sweat resulting into