Treading on the stage, a smile surging his face, he rendered his last words to the nation yesterday. Little did the missile man, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, know that his serenity would meet an end forever. In an rendevouz with his words, NewsGram conveys him condolence and may he rest in peace.
“You have to dream before your dreams can come true”
“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident”
“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level”
“Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success”
“One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions”
“When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives”
“We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us”
“We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage”
“Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around”
“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher”
Sept 17, 2016: One of the most charismatic leaders India has had in the recent times is celebrating his 66th Birth Anniversary, today. The 14th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visits Gujarat to seek blessings from his mother on his birthday.
The man, who is known for his brilliant oratory abilities, very easily connects with his audience with the way he presents himself. His powerful and optimistic speeches have been an inspiration for many. The kind of wit, humour and hopeful speeches from different podiums as our Prime Minister presented made us proud for the choice we made.
Here are some of the quotes from the tea seller turned Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose journey and energetic statements will inspire every individual making everyone stare at him in absolute awe and follow his words.
We did not get an opportunity to die for the country but we have the opportunity to live for the country (Narendra Modi in his Victory Speech at Vadodara, May 16, 2014)
I am a very optimistic man and only an optimistic man can bring optimism in the country.
(In the speech given in central hall of Parliament May 20,2014)
I want to ask parents when daughters turn 11 or 14, they keep a tab on their movements. Have these parents ever asked their sons where they have been going, who they have been meeting? Rapists are somebody’s sons as well! Parents must take the responsibility to ensure that their sons don’t go the wrong direction.
(One of the best quote by the Prime Minister from Red Fort, August 15, 2014 )
There are a lot of problems which our country faces but we also have 1.25 billion people to solve these problems.
(On India’s Independence Day by PM,August 15, 2016 )
‘Unity in Diversity’ is the whole essence of Indian culture. There is no place for violence and atrocities here.
(On India’s Independence Day, August 15, 2016)
There is no reason to be disappointed. India will progress very fast and the skills of our youth will take India ahead.
(At Madison Square Garden addressing NRIs, 28th September, 2014 )
I can promise you. If you work 12 hours, I will work for 13. If you work 14 hours, I will work for 15 hours. Why? Because I am not a pradhan mantri, but a pradhan sevak.
(On India’s Independence Day by PM Narendra Modi, August 15, 2014)
People ask what is your vision, what is your big vision? I say bhai, I got here by way of selling tea (crowd erupts in applause). I am a simple (Chhota) man. I like focusing on simple and small tasks. I want to accomplish big things for the little guy.
(In His Speech at Madison Square Garden, 28th September, 2014)
We reached Mars. No PM or Minister went. It was the people who did it, our scientists who did it. So can’t we create a Clean India?
(In his Clean India Moment on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2, 2014)
There can’t be a bigger freedom than freedom from poverty. I invite all SAARC countries to work together to fight this.
(On India’s 70th Independence Day by Shri Narendra Modi, August 15, 2016)
Quotes can have a powerful impact on our thought process. Not only a single quote can be a powerful source of reflection and introspection, it also helps us convey a message in an efficient way. Here we bring some thought provoking quotes by great men and women.
“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested,but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.”
– Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African ,revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, who served as President of South Africa
“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism
or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?” -Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India,popularly known as the Bapu
“Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister and the leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
Members of India’s diaspora, living in distant lands of the world, my good wishes to all of you. You may be far away from India, but you are always close to our hearts. –Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an Indian statesman who was the 10th Prime Minister of India
“This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”
-Dalai Lama XIV
Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people.
“Forget not that the grossest crime is to compromise with injustice and wrong. Remember the eternal law: you must give, if you want to get.”
-Subhas Chandra Bose
Subhas Chandra Bose, affectionately called as Netaji, was one of the most prominent leaders of Indian freedom struggle
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
― Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, was an ascetic and sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
“Religion must mainly be a matter of principles only. It cannot be a matter of rules. The moment it degenerates into rules, it ceases to be a religion, as it kills responsibility which is an essence of the true religious act.”
-B. R. Ambedkar
Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination
“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.”
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who served as India’s president from 2002 to 2007
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
Swami Vivekananda Bengali was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna
“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.”
-Rabindra Nath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States
“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.”
― Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton PRS was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution.
“The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas”
-Bhagat Singh in court during his trial
Bhagat Singh was an Indian revolutionary socialist who was influential in the Indian independence movement.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tributes to former president APJ Abdul Kalam and said a memorial for him will be built at his birthplace Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
“The government has acquired land at Kalam sahab’s birthplace to build a memorial for him. We want it to be an inspiration for future generations,” Modi said at a function to mark Kalam’s birth anniversary.
The prime minister went on: “Soon after quitting the president’s post, he took a flight to Chennai and started teaching.
“And look at his last moments… Where is Rameswaram, where is Delhi, and where is northeast… Going there at his age and spending time with students reflects his commitment,” he said.
Modi said Kalam was committed to enriching India’s human resource.
“India must be powerful, but not just by weapons… This was not Kalam sahab’s thought. Weapon power is important, and he contributed to it, but he believed a nation is not identified by boundaries, but by the people.
“So he took up both together, defense research and … enrichment of human resource,” Modi said.
The prime minister was speaking after unveiling a bust of Kalam at the DRDO complex here.
A scientist-turned-politician, Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram and studied physics and aerospace engineering.
He spent four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and was intimately involved in India’s civilian space programme and military missile development efforts.
Kalam was the 11th president of India in 2002-07. He died on July 27 this year.