Beacon to the Youth

January 1, 2024

"This is my belief, that through difficulties and problems God gives us the opportunity to grow. So when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.”

These simple and thought provoking words of an eminent personality brought about a remarkable difference to me; a man who inspired me through his wisdom and capabilities. He is none other than the most beloved eleventh President of the world's largest democracy. Popularly called the ' Missile Man ' of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam rose from a humble beginning and earned the reputation of being the People’s President who endeared himself to all sections, especially the young. He initiated a journey like no other until the very last day of his life when he was still sharing wisdom and inspiring young minds. He remains undoubtedly the most loved and admired Indian who made a difference to bring about a change in our country.

Dr Kalam had wisdom to share on everything one could think of .He had answers that he didn’t hesitate to provide, and he inspired millions with his valuable thoughts. His lessons were simple, and easily applicable to life .For every challenge that the world faced, he had a solution packed in a few words. He was a great man who changed the country, a great inspiration for the youth like me and great model for all.

Let's put our hands together to make a better India. I conclude saluting the Missile Man of India, 'The Missile Man of the Youth '.......Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. Let us dream for better society and a better nation. When all of us dream and work for it, we get a better world.




By Vinitha Priya D'Souza
Vinitha Priya D'Souza is pursuing her 2nd year BEd St Aloysius Institute of Education.
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    Wed, Jan 03 2024

    Well written Vinitha. simple words and concise - like the model you and we all adore.

  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Jan 02 2024

    Missile Man of India ...

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