WeSchool Pays Tribute to Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam on his Birth Anniversary

Nidhi Bahl updated on : 17 Oct 2016

The celebrations at WeSchool included an exhibition of books written by Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam and display of his quotes among many other things.


Learning Resource Centre (LRC) at WeSchool celebrated Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary – by paying tribute to the philosopher, social scientist and author by holding various activities for motivating MBA students to imbibe reading habits.

The celebrations at WeSchool inaugurated by Shri Vinod Tawde, Hon. Minister for School, Higher and Technical Education, Sports and Youth welfare, included activities like an exhibition of books written by Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam, display of his quotes showcasing his inspirational thoughts, and a talk by Sudeep Nagarkar, alumnus, WeSchool and best-selling author of ‘Few things left unsaid’, ‘It started with a friend request’, ‘You are trending in my dreams’, about the inspiration behind his writing and his journey so far.

While paying homage to the veteran scientist and former President of India, Shri Vinod Tawde, Hon. Minister for School, Higher and Technical Education, Sports and Youth welfare, Govt of Maharashtra said, “His writings inspired an entire generation of Indian youth to believe in themselves and be optimistic that India can indeed become the Global superpower. But moving ahead, can we celebrate his birth anniversary as a ‘No Gadget Day’? The competitive environment is forcing our young students to read only the textbooks required by their curriculum. If you want to achieve great heights in your chosen field, you must read books on a diversity of subjects that are authored by great writers. Become a reader, only then you will become a leader.”  
“Reading is the best way to improve your mind and adds to the knowledge pool that will give you a distinct advantage in life”, said Advocate Shri. S.K Jain, Chairman, Shikshana Prasaraka Mandali & LMC, WeSchool while addressing the gathering of young students at WeSchool. “Books written by Kalam express his philosophy and lessons to lead and succeed in a fast-paced, knowledge-based world where the only rule is change. If you want to become a leader like him, develop a habit of reading every day.”

While reminiscing about his meeting with Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool said, “What struck me about Kalam was his inherent humility and great ability to inspire. His creative mindset and perpetual optimism fired the imagination of Indian youth and became a major force behind innovation in India. As a tribute to Kalam, his vision and teachings, let us turn every corner of the campus into a library and encourage our students to read as reading helps to develop into more empathetic and well-rounded leaders that dream for self and for the nation.”

The inaugural function was followed by a lively interaction with author Sudeep Nagarkar who described his journey as a student, writer and motivational speaker.

About WeSchool

Among India’s top business schools, WeSchool is a pioneering management education institution with emphasis on design-led innovative management education for shaping vision and mission of global citizen leadership. WeSchool strongly believe in integrating the philosophy of ‘leadership’ and ‘innovation’, and   nurtures students with a holistic view on the socio-economic-political matters with a coherent and strategic approach towards problem solving. Keeping design and innovation its core, WeSchool endeavors to provide newer avenues to students towards achieving excellence in all sphere of life and nurture them to become Global Citizen Leaders.

With more than 40,000  books, around 415 Indian & International Journals (5990 Online Journals) and a varied collection of non-book material in the form of Audio, Video Cassettes, CD-ROMs and Online Databases, Learning Resource Centre (LRC),at WeSchool is  a storehouse of knowledge that  aims to support the teaching, learning and research activities of its faculty as well as students. ‘InfoWe’, a highly interactive portal, is a one-stop shop for all knowledge requirements of students and faculty. By channeling the myriad potential of technology, LRC at WeSchool is all set to cater to the needs of its young netizens who need the information and data on the go, through e-books, audio-visual materials, online databases etc
It is also equipped to takes care of the information needs of  the disabled through software installed in LRC's e-zone such as Magnifier - which enhances the text, Narrator - narrates the text and buttons on the screen, Speech recognition - control the system with speech alone.

WeSchool’s philosophy is about using the collective wisdom of “WE” to nurture insightful thinking and inspire action based leadership.

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