What will I be remembered for? : A P J Abdul Kalam

The concluding section of Kalam’s 2014 book “Governance for Growth in India”* reads asunder:

What will I be remembered for?

Finally, I would like to ask every reader one question: What would you like to be remembered for? You have to evolve and shape your own life. You should write your goal down on a piece of paper. That page might just be a very important page in the book of human history. And you will be remembered for creating that page in the history of the nation-whether that is a page of invention, of innovation, of discovery, of creating societal change, of removing poverty, of of fighting injustice or planning and executing a mission for energy independence. And I will be happy if you could mail me this page of yours at apj@abdulkalam.com
I have a message of courage for you. We need this courage to realize our dreams of a happy, safe and prosperous nation.
Courage to think differently,
Courage to invent,
Courage to discover the impossible,
Courage to travel on an unexplored path,
Courage to share knowledge,
Courage to remove pain,
Courage to reach the unreached,
Courage to combat problems,
And succeed,
Are the unique qualities of youth.
As the youth of my nation, I will work and work with courage to achieve success in all my missions.
*Published by Rupa Publications India Private Ltd 2014


Popular posts from this blog


Infinities of being a housewife

The King of Ragas: Sankarabharanam