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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

National Awakening

Aug 14, 2006 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

The Prez has a solution: 'I feel that the time is ripe now for both our Houses of Parliament to debate and adopt a Resolution that India will get transformed into a safe, and economically developed nation before the year 2020.'

One Billion People: One Vision

Jan 25, 2006 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Address to the nation by the President on the eve of 57th Republic Day: 'Infallibility is divinity. We are not divine. We are fallible. To err is human. Divinity would demand that we realize this irrefutable truth and correct ourselves when we become


'Merely Stating A Fact'

I would decidedly not support the contention that the Executive is as independent in its existence and functioning as the Legislature or the Judiciary is. I am not even for a moment questioning the whys or why nots of such controls on the Executive..

'Energy Independence Our Highest Priority'

Aug 14, 2005 A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

'Energy Security leading to Energy Independence is certainly possible and is within the capability of the nation. India has knowledge, natural resources; what we need is planned integrated missions to achieve the target in a time bound manner'


'When Politics Degrades Itself To Political Adventurism...'

'...the nation would be on the calamitous road to inevitable disaster and ruination. ... The arithmetical compulsions of incremental numbers and the alleged tradability of certain legislative seats, won perhaps through means allegedly dubious and und

25 January, 2005

'Employment To All'

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

I have selected the topic for the Republic Day address as 'Action Plan for Employment Generation' as it represents the aspirations and anxiety of nearly 540 million youth of our nation.


14 August, 2004

'The Pursuit Of Truth'

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

'Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual...the world will be so much a better place to live in.'


07 June, 2004

'The Democratic Process Of Change'

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

The outcome of the elections is indicative of people's yearning for inclusiveness – economic, social and cultural and their rejection of the forces of divisiveness and intolerance. The verdict is for establishing the rule of law and repairing our sec


25 January, 2004

'Smile On Billion Faces'

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Full unedited text of the address to the nation by the President of India on the eve of 55th Republic Day, 2004.


27 December, 2003

First Among Equals

Satvik Sarwade

I am definitely more optimistic about India now, after meeting the Prez. One man cannot walk around and change the country. We need more optimistic people; people who can dream. We need the 'Young Movement' that he talks of. I think it'll happen…


27 December, 2003

Getting To Know The Prez

Aditi Banerjee

Our President is a delight to be with. The optimism that he exuberates is something we should all imbibe. If the youth of India instills even a fourth of this man's vision, our lives will be changed forever.


04 September, 2003

'Teachers Should Be Role Models'

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

'A student spends 25,000 hours in the campus. The school must have the best of teachers who have the ability to teach, love teaching and build moral qualities'


14 August, 2003

'Let Us Keep Aside Non-Issues'

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

'We will not be remembered for how many churches, mosques or temples our generation added, but only if we give our younger generation a prosperous and safe India resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with our civilizational heritage'


17 February, 2003

'The Government Remains Committed To Secularism'

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Full text of the President's address to the joint session of Parliament at the start of the budget session that left the VHP evasive on its reference to the Ayodhya issue.


25 January, 2003

Developed India: Visions And Actions

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Address to the nation by the President on the eve of Republic Day-2003.


14 August, 2002

Unity Of Minds

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

'Any act by anyone anywhere in India that runs counter to the eternal values -- non-violence, tolerance, acceptance of all religions and different ways of life, search for truth and fearlessness -- would pose a threat to the fabric of free Indian n


25 July, 2002

The Vision Of India

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Speech by Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabhudin Abdul Kalam on his assumption of office as the 11th. President of India. More Coverage


18 July, 2002

Kalam And Islam

Najid Hussain

Does Kalam's Islamic liberalism, or following Hindu traditions make him less of a Muslim? Or is it Sangh Parivar's recognition of Kalam's work that has become a cause for concern for many Muslims leading them to question Kalam's religious roots and i


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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong during their women's singles badminton group stage match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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A disabled girl walks through a corridor at a school run by the Association of People with Disability in Bengaluru.

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A group of physically challenged people stage a protest on the 'International Day of Disabled Persons' in Srinagar.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference on farmers issue at AICC HQ in New Delhi.

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Workers prepare beds inside a special COVID-19 ward to treat persons infected with the Omicron variant, at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai.

PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
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