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In You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond, Dr. Kalam describes the various stages of human life by using a tree as a metaphor, and says that different age groups require different kinds of learning methods. Dr. Kalam also speaks about his own experiences as a schoolboy. As the President of India, he had visited thousands of children across the country, and realized that there is an urgent need to provide quality education and guidance to students.You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond also highlights how the Information and Communication Technology sector can help bring about societal transformation. Dr. Kalam says that it is essential to develop diverse individual talents, and to take into account the moral and social values of our country when developing our systems.
You Are Born To Blossom: Take My Journey Beyond consists of eight chapters, some of which are Nurturing A Garden, In The Childhood Garden, and Education As A Spiritual Journey. The authors say that it is time that the education system aligns itself according to the needs and challenges of the present day. This book will inspire readers to use their talents and skills to help India grow as a nation.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, born in 1931, is an Indian scientist and former President of India, who served his tenure between 2002 to 2007.
Dr. Kalam has penned down many books, some of which are Wings of Fire: An Autobiography, My Journey: Transforming Dreams, India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, Envisioning an Empowered Nation, and Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India.
Dr. Kalam studied Physics at St. Joseph's College in Tiruchirappalli, and later took admission into the Madras Institute of Technology to pursue Aerospace Engineering. In 1960, he joined the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) as a scientist. Nine years later, he was transferred to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Dr. Kalam is currently associated with IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Shillong, IIM Indore, IISc Bangalore, amongst many others, as a visiting professor. He is the Chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, and has honorary doctorates from forty universities. Dr. Kalam was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1997, and the Hoover Medal in 2008.