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Pathways to Greatness: Book by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Pathways to Greatness

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ISBN: 9789352643837    Publisher: Harper Collins Year of publishing: 2017     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 184        Language: English
What makes a nation great? Is it simply economic prosperity and military strength - or something more? What is it that we as a nation require to make that last-mile journey to what all the plans, investments...Read more
What makes a nation great? Is it simply economic prosperity and military strength - or something more? What is it that we as a nation require to make that last-mile journey to what all the plans, investments and projects are meant to lead up to? It is only a matter of time before India is termed economically developed. But a nation has to learn to survive in tough times too. And for that what is most important is national character, born out of the value systems that exist in our families, what schools teach students and the culture of the nation. In Pathways to Greatness, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shifts focus from the economic development of India by 2020 to the development of our national character, offering key lessons that will help India withstand the forces of change. He identifies what makes a nation great and also compares the standards of living of other nations with India's. He draws on his travels and his interactions with people. He evolves unique oaths for citizens from all walks of life to ensure that a better life becomes possible for all. In the book he completed just a few months before his death in 2015, one of India's best-known icons writes about how our nation can lead the whole world on the pathways to greatness.
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About the author: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the eleventh President of India, from 2002 to 2007. He was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan... Read more
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the eleventh President of India, from 2002 to 2007. He was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan and the nation's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. As an elder statesman, he was in the public eye for his role in offering counsel, reaching out to people and building bridges across religious and social divides. Dr Kalam's focus was ever on transforming India into a developed nation by 2020 and to this end he continued to travel across the country for his teaching assignments at IITs and IIMs, to address conferences and to meet students and people from all walks of life. He passed away at one such lecture he had gone to deliver at Shillong, Meghalaya, on 27 July 2015. His message and influence continue to resonate with people across the country and in all walks of life.
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