The missile man of India who gave young students the "Wings of Fire".
APJ Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002-2007. Let’s take a look at the People’s President’s contributions.
He was the Project Director in ISRO to help develop India's first Satellite Launch Vehicle.
He helped in the development of Guided Missiles at DRDO.
He helped carry out nuclear tests at Pokhran in 1998 which made India a nuclear weapon country.
The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan in 1981 and the Padma Vibhushan in 1990 for his work with ISRO and DRDO and his role as a scientific advisor to the Government.
In 1997, Kalam received India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna, for his contribution to the scientific research and modernization of defense technology in India.
APJ Abdul Kalam believed in skill-based learning and contributed to youth skilling and development initiatives.
In 2010, the United Nations honored Kalam for his contribution to science, education, and politics.
Since then, October 15 is observed as World Student’s Day.
By Madhura Chowdhury