A P J Abdul Kalam

Abdul Kalam calls for space solar power research

abdul-kalamChennai, May 25 : Former president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam has called for drawing up a workable research document for marketing space solar power to space-faring nations in six months.

"Within the next six months, we need to bring out a workable research document for marketing space solar power to space-faring nations," Kalam said Friday at the 32nd International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in his acceptance speech on receiving the Wernher Von Braun Memorial Award in San Diego, USA.

The event was organised by National Space Society, the US. A copy of his speech was mailed to IANS here by Kalam's advisor.


Kalam for education that promotes entrepreneurship

Abdul-KalamMumbai, March 11 : Former president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Monday said there was a need for creating an educational system that highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship.

"In the present context, the education system has to be designed in a way that produces large number of employment generators and not just employment seekers," Kalam said while addressing students on the 54th foundation day of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay.

To achieve this, he said, there was the need for a strategy that could make education more attractive, skill oriented and employment generating.


Care Hospital launches India’s first ‘Out-patient Centre’ in Hyderabad

Care Hospital launches India’s first ‘Out-patient Centre’ in HyderabadThe Care Hospital group has launched its new `Out-patient Centre', which is the first of its kind in the country, at Banjarahills in Hyderabad.


Need to rekindle the Indian mind

Need to rekindle the Indian mindNew Delhi, Jan 30 : The year that has gone by has been one of worst in my memory. Every morning when one opened newspapers, the front page was filled with reports of scams and scandals, and demonstrations by people protesting against the government, which created doubts about the system that we have adopted to govern the country.

To crown all the scandals, the year closed with doubts being raised against us as human beings: that we are incapable of respecting women of the country, mothers, sisters and daughters.


Former President Abdul Kalam supports FDI in retail

Former President Abdul Kalam supports FDI in retailWhile the Opposition led by BJP and many allies of the UPA are aggressively opposing the government’s proposal to open the retail market of India to foreign investment, former president A P J Abdul Kalam has openly support the proposal.

Mr. Kalam support foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, saying developing countries need an atmosphere of competitiveness and aggressiveness to become developed.


Abdullah says Abdul Kalam should not content presidential election

Abdullah says Abdul Kalam should not content presidential electionOmar Abdullah, the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir has said that former President A P J Abdul Kalam should not stand in the presidential election again as Pranab Mukherjee is most likely to be chosen as the next president of India.

"Kalam has been a very successful President and has won hearts of the people as the President. It does not befit him to contest the elections when his chances of winning are almost next to zero," Omar said while he was speaking to media persons.


Support grows for nuclear installation after Kalam’s visit

Support grows for nuclear installation after Kalam’s visitDays after a visit by former president APJ Abdul Kalam to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu, the support for the government's plans to finish the construction on site has grown.

Kalam has assuered protesters that plant is safe and does not face a threat from Tsunami. He expressed satisfaction over the safety measures put in place by operators at the plant. Many are now questioning the views of S P Udayakumar, a lead man behind the protests in the area.


Kalam's assurances fail to convince anti-nuclear protestors

Kalam's assurances fail to convince anti-nuclear protestors Assurances given by the former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam regarding the Kudankulam nuclear plant have failed to convince villagers protesting against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu.

Kalam had visited the site on Sunday and said that the plant is safe and does not face a threat from Tsunami. He expressed satisfaction over the safety measures put in place by operators at the plant.


India’s Missile Man Concerned about Diabetes Complications

India’s Missile Man Concerned about Diabetes ComplicationsGiving a sigh of relief for all the diabetic kid and their parents, former President APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as India’s missile man, has recently made a very motivating claim.

According to him, if a child is suffering from overweight disorder, his parents should not panic because the kid is only suffering a food disorder, which is certainly treatable.

However, all these claims were made on the occasion of a diabetic awareness program organized by the by Novo Nordisk Education Foundation.


I Am Kalam To Be Screened In London Film Festival

I Am Kalam To Be Screened In London Film FestivalDirector Nila Madhab Panda's forthcoming children's movie I Am Kalam, has been selected to be screened at the esteemed London Film Festival, which is starting next month.

The movie deals with the story of a poor boy, who is a great fan of former president of India, A P J Abdul Kalam. He is so inspired by Kalam that he starts referring himself as Kalam.

On May 12th, the movie had its world premiere at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival at the Marche du Film section. I Am Kalam is set to release in India by December.


Ensure urban amenities in rural areas, Kalam tells students

Ensure urban amenities in rural areas, Kalam tells studentsLucknow, Dec 22 :Former president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday asked students in Uttar Pradesh to emulate a development model he had successfully implemented in Tamil Nadu years ago to bring urban amenities to rural areas.

Addressing the 7th convocation ceremony of the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU)here, Kalam sought to introduce the "Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas" (PURA) concept that he had experimented with at the Periyar Maniammai College of Technology for Women in the state's Tanjore district.


Students choose former President Kalam as country’s environment ambassador

Students choose former President Kalam as country’s environment ambassadorNew Delhi, Dec 9 : Students from across the country have voted former President APJ Abdul Kalam as country’s environment ambassador.

The campaign was conducted by an NGO across the country.

Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh felicitated Kalam in a programme here.


Development should be protected during climate talks: Kalam

A P J Abdul KalamNew Delhi, Dec 9 : Former president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who was Wednesday nominated as the 'Paryavaran Ambassador' of India, has said the country's development should be kept in mind while negotiating the cut in the green house gas emission intensity.

"We are a billion people and we have our dreams. Our development has to be protected," Kalam said at a function attended by Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh.


Kalam regales Delhi University students

A. P. J. Abdul KalamNew Delhi, Dec 7 : Former president A. P. J. Abdul KalamA. P. J. Abdul Kalam Monday addressed a packed auditorium of students in the Delhi University, regaling them with experiences of his student days.

Though Kalam was invited by St. Stephens college, students from other colleges also came to listen to Kalam's talk. He mainly spoke on the importance of education and the value of teachers in one's life.


Kalam denies role in Indo-French film

Kalam denies role in Indo-French filmNew Delhi, Nov 28 - Former president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam has denied that he is appearing in an Indo-French film titled "I Am Kalam". But actor Gulshan Grover insists Kalam "has given a shot as himself in the movie".

Kalam's office said in a statement: "Kalam has no plans to act or associate with any film. The news is only a speculation and it is the individual's imagination with a business motive."


Nuke Sub, Aircraft Carrier in Kalam’s vision 2020 for Andamans

Nuke Sub, Aircraft Carrier in Kalam’s vision 2020 for AndamansPort Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Sep 4 : Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday unveiled a vision document for the strategic development of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands by the year 2020.

Inaugurating a national seminar on ‘Security and Development of the Andaman and Nicobar islands’ here, Dr Kalam said that a 250 mw nuclear power station on one of the islands would form the core of the development programme.


Kalam rejects Santhanam’s Pokhran II failure claims, my stand reaffirmed says Jaswant

 Kalam rejects Santhanam’s Pokhran II failure claims, my stand reaffirmed says JaswantNew Delhi, Aug. 27 : Former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on Thursday rejected senior DRDO scientist Dr. K. Santhanam's claims that the Pokhran II nuclear tests held in the month of May 1998 were partially successful.

Dr. Kalam told a private television channel that the tests were successful and that a thorough review of these tests had been taken with Dr. K. Santhanam present.


Kalam urges Indians to read books to facilitate ''knowledge revolution’

Kalam urges Indians to read books to facilitate ''knowledge revolution’New Delhi, Aug. 12 : Former President A P J Abdul Kalam has said that reading ''quality books'' would lead to a ''knowledge revolution'' in India, and to facilitate that one should spend at least an hour daily for reading books.

Addressing a book festival organised by the ''Makkal Sindhanai Peravai'' (People''s Thinkers Forum) on Tuesday, he urged parents to start a mini library in every house so that the great habit of reading can be inculcated in children.


We want to apologise personally to Dr. Kalam: Continental Airlines

We want to apologise personally to Dr. Kalam: Continental AirlinesNew Delhi, July 23 : Reacting to former president APJ Abdul Kalam''s statement that he has not received any communication from Continental Airlines, the US-based airline today said that they want to apologise personally to him.

"Since he is not in Delhi, we are waiting for him to return so that we can apologise personally to Dr. Kalam," the airline said.


Kalam says he is waiting for Continental Airlines apology

Kalam says he is waiting for Continental Airlines apologyKochi, July 23 : Former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has said he is yet to receive an apology from Continental Airlines for frisking him at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in April this year.

"I''ve not yet received it. Whatever I had to say, I''ve already said it," said Kalam.

The statement came a day after Continental Airlines had issued a public apology for subjecting Kalam to a security frisking at the airport prior to his boarding a US-bound flight of Continental Airlines on April 21.


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