Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, was famous across the world for his contribution towards science and technology. His contributions to the missile development are unforgettable in the country which made him confer the title of ''Missile Man of India.'' From a boy who sold newspapers to becoming the President of India, Abdul Kalam's life is a true inspiration for every student. The Bharat Ratna recipient, who witnessed numerous ups and downs in life, has penned books that address all the burning issues in the country. On his birth anniversary, October 15, let's explore the top APJ Abdul Kalam books every student should read.
Wings Of Fire
The book speaks about Kalam's optimism. Though the book carries autobiography of Kalam, the journey of newspaper selling boy to scientist, it inspires a lot. This book also speaks about other scientists who worked effortlessly for Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
2020 - A Vision For The New Millennium
Kalam felt that India had all the abilities to join the club of developed nations in the world by 2020. In this book, Kalam writes with various statistical proofs. He has also provided enough examples such as the Green Revolution and the recent success of missile development.
This book speaks about the thoughts and values of APJ. The readers will experience the travel of Kalam from Rameswaram to the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Science and Spirituality and Tomorrow's Citizens are the two main sections in this book that attracts each and every reader.
This is believed to be a sequel to Wings of Fire that broadly speaks about the journey of Kalam during his days in the office of President. Kalam stresses that India should embrace technology such as e-governance to earn the development face.
Envisioning An Empowered Nation
This book is dedicated to the youth and the student community of India because it contains a series of lectures given to the students at universities, colleges and schools. A lot of inspirational statements and stories are penned in this book by Kalam.
It talks about Kalam's experience and interaction with students during his Presidential days. This book broadly speaks about the ideas and thoughts for future generations.
The Life Tree
This book brings out APJ's love towards India's rich culture through his poems. It also speaks about Kalam's patriotism. Reading of the book will display Kalam's understanding of Indian society.
Children Ask Kalam
The President takes the time to answer most of the questions asked by children. This book will display the understanding of our President's world view.
This book focuses on how can India become a developed country. It also addresses how India should act on sectors and industries such as agriculture, food processing, manufacturing, strategic industries, healthcare and infrastructure to achieve development.
This is a book that provides insights about various aspects of human existence. It speaks about how to evolve yourself and shape your life through inspiring thoughts.
Let's end the list of Abdul Kalam books with a quote from the Missile Man of India, ''All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.''
Top 25 APJ Abdul Kalam Books
|S No||Book||Publishing Year|
|1||India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium||1998|
|2||Wings of Fire: An Autobiography||1999|
|3||Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India||2002|
|4||The Luminous Sparks: A Biography in Verse and Colours||2004|
|5||Guiding Souls: Dialogues on the Purpose of Life||2005|
|6||Mission of India: A Vision of Indian Youth||2005|
|7||Inspiring Thoughts: Quotation Series||2007|
|8||You Are Born to Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond||2011|
|9||The Scientific India: A Twenty First Century Guide to the World around Us||2011|
|10||Failure to Success: Legendry Lives||2011|
|11||Target 3 Billion||2011|
|12||You are Unique: Scale New Heights by Thoughts and Actions||2012|
|13||Turning Points: A Journey through Challenges||2012|
|15||Spirit of India||2013|
|16||Thoughts for Change: We Can Do It||2013|
|17||My Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions||2013|
|18||Governance for Growth in India||2014|
|19||Manifesto for Change||2014|
|20||Forge Your Future: Candid, Forthright, Inspiring||2014|
|21||Beyond 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow's India||2014|
|22||The Guiding Light: A Selection of Quotations from My Favourite Books||2015|
|23||Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future||2015|
|24||The Family and the Nation||2015|
|25||Transcendence My Spiritual Experiences||2015|