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Ignited Minds : Unleashing The Power Within India, written by A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, is about the underutilization of resources in India and how such potential can be tapped.
Summary Of The Book
Why does such an abundant country like India not use its resources to the maximum? Why is the country still struggling with a developing economy? Ignited Minds : Unleashing The Power Within India aims to answer these questions and more. It conducts a logical analysis as to why the country's resources are not being used for the betterment of the society.
The narrative starts with the description of an accident that the author had. He describes how he dreamt of personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein after the accident. Kalam discusses how this dream helped him focus on the problems of the country. He talks about how the role of teachers needs to be modified to obtain the best out of the students. Kalam also speaks of visionaries such as J. R.
D. Tata and Satish Dhawan. The author focuses on how such wisdom will help the country develop. He urges readers to change their mindset by looking at the present situation with an open mind. The book talks about the risks that need to be taken, the technology that has to be utilized and the dedication for the country that must be present to actually unleash the power of the mind for the benefit of the country.
Ignited Minds : Unleashing The Power Within India has been used by the former President to address questions of his own as well as those put forth by children, scientists, tutors, and saints that he met on his tour of the country. He has highlighted the basic concerns deemed as unnecessary in relation to the dire problems facing the country.
The eleven chapters of the book transcend religion and provides an unbiased view of the country and the probable solutions. It aims at exploring the hidden potential of the people by changing the belief system and bringing the country on the winning track. The book was first published in 2002.
About A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is a successful scientist and the former President of India.
His other well received and widely read books are India 2020: A Vision For The New Millenium, Mission India, Inspiring Thoughts, Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology, and You are Born To Blossom.
Kalam was born in 1931 in Rameswaram. He studied in Saint Joseph's College in Trichy, and later studied aerospace engineering in Madras. He was an efficient scientist and he joined the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defense Research and Development
Organization (DRDO). He has also carried out extensive projects with organisations like NASA and has also won many awards. He also served as the President of the country from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was an efficient administrator and his tenure in the government saw the maximum scientific development in the country. Kalam won a number of awards for his work such as the King Charles II Medal, the Honorary Doctorate of Science, the Ramanujan Award, the Veer Savarkar Award, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan.