Mission India: A Vision of Indian Youth

Author:

A P J Abdul Kalam

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India Private Limited

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Publisher

Penguin Random House India Private Limited

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

9780143334996

ISBN-10 0143334999
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 112 Pages
Language (English)
Weight (grms) 90
Mission India: A Vision For Indian Youth has been written with the intention of challenging the Indian youth to bring about a positive change in the country by 2020. Kalam starts off by telling the readers that there has never been a time in Indian history such as this, where the nation has 540 million youth and 20 million Indians across the globe. He also states that several developed countries have directed their efforts towards setting up research centers across the country, which has benefited scientists, engineers, and professionals from various spheres. Kalam and Rajan tell the readers about their goal to make India one among the five top economic powers in the world by 2020. In the beginning of this book, Kalam presents the readers with a question as to whether India can become a developed country. He then provides insights into the current situation in the country, and explains that this goal is a realistic one. In the subsequent chapters, Kalam and Rajan begin to examine the five industries that need to become reasonably self-sufficient in the coming years, and each chapter tells the readers what can be done to bring a positive change in each industry. They also tell the readers about the current education system in the country, and the latest technology that can be used to improve the quality of education. The readers are also given insights into the present healthcare industry and infrastructural system, which are trademarks of a developed nation. Kalam and Rajan conclude by telling every individual and organization about the role they can play in transforming the nation by 2020

A P J Abdul Kalam

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is an author, scientist, and a former Indian President.Some of Kalam’s literary works include Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges, Envisioning An Empowered Nation, and India 2020: A Vision For The New Millennium.Born on 15th October 1931, Kalam was raised in Rameshwaram. He finished his schooling from the Rameshwaram Elementary School. Kalam went on to pursue his undergraduate degree in Physics from St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli. He obtained his Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology. Prior to serving as the President of India, Kalam worked as an aerospace engineer at the Indian Space Research Organization and the Defense Research and Development Organization. He is also known as the Missile Man of India for his immense contributions towards developing ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. Kalam currently serves as a visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Indore and the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Ramanujan Award, and the Bharat Ratna.
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