We've compiled a list of some of APJ Abdul Kalam's memorable quotes that will continue to guide the young minds of our country.
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, popularly known as the Missile Man of India, passed away on Monday evening. He was 83.
Kalam, who served as the 11th President of India from July 2002 to July 2007, collapsed during a speech at the IIM Shillong and was rushed to the nearby Bethany Hospital where doctors declared that he died of cardiac arrest.
In his illustrious life, Kalam received several prestigious awards, including the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. A prolific writer and speaker, Kalam inspired the youth to work hard to make dreams come true.
In a 2009 interview with a leading daily, Kalam had said the youth has fewer biases about their society as compared to the grown-ups and hence it was much easier to motivate them.
"It is when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to Mars or the moon. That is the time they start having a dream and that's the time you can work on them," said Kalam.
His words were a source of inspiration for the youth and we have, therefore, compiled a list of his memorable quotes that will continue to guide the young minds in the years to come.