Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen “A. P. J.” Abdul Kalam was a man of great vision, thoughts and dignity. The Missile Man who was popularly known as the ‘People’s President’ died on Monday evening after he suffered a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong. In honour & memory of the legendary visionary, the Social Responsibility Cell (SRC) of XIMB, XUB organized a candle light march in both the campuses. The march was attended by Fr V Arockia Das, S.J. Dean Student Affairs. Initially, a silence of one minute was observed, after which students began the proceedings with an inspirational speech followed up by a video, paying tribute to the great man. The students then organized the candle light march to pay homage to the person who has transformed the nation.
Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was India’s one of the most eminent scientists. He played a pivotal role in the success of the Pokharan-II nuclear test. As the 11th President of India he was immensely popular and greatly admired across the entire political spectrum. His entire life is an inspiration for all. A role model for students and young people Kalam was always happy to be among them and educational institutions. The 79th birthday of Dr. Kalam was recognized as World Student’s Day by United Nations. For many, his motivational words “You have to dream before your dreams can come true” acted as a trigger to innovative thinking, something he believed is inherent in children. After his tenure as the President he returned to the education world encouraging the youth to face difficulties and take on various challenges in life with courage, grit and determination.