Who makes a nation proud?

S. Suryaprakash
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

This question obviously makes many of us think about yester year greats like Mohandas Gandhi; Sardar Vallabhai Patel; Raja Ram Mohan Roy and present day greats like Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam.

It's worthwhile to pause and think here. Many names come rushing into our minds when we think of pre Independence era of our great nation, though there are some unsung heroes as well to whom all we are indebted. But when think of present day greats it's quite a task for us to find such a person, of course there are unsung heroes of whom we hear and read now and then in newspapers.

At this juncture it is good for us to pause and think what made Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam stand apart from all his contemporaries. He was an intellectual giant but so are many of us; he was a pioneer in his own field but so are many of us; he rose from poor and humbling beginning to be one of the greatest scientists but so are some of us; he is the ex President of our great nation but so are those few. So what makes this great man stand apart.

His great love for our nation; has great live for his fellow workers; his compassionate stand on many of the burning issues like child labor, his undivided focus on educating children in a healthy manner and above all his unflinching humility in whichever position he was.

His speeches as President of India in many international forums and national forums were from his heart. This could be gauged from the heartfelt warm applause he received at the end of his speech..and sometimes standing ovation.

When he walked amongst the audience one could feel the vibes about him that made hearts spring up with unknown joy; when he rose to spoke the eagerness with which the audience fell into dead silence; when he spoke the rapt attention he received from the audience all said just one thing about this great man: he never forgot his roots.

Wherever he went our Indian flag stood high. All this great man did was he believed in simplicity, truthfulness, transparency and made his life to exemplify these virtues.

What we learn from this great man's cherished life is:

To do service to our nation just be ourselves naturally.

This article is dedicated to Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam though it is like showing the way to the Sun by a candle.

My humble respects to this great departed soul.

Surya S. Prakash is an engineer by profession and a passionate public speaker. He voluntarily guides both children and adults in the art of public speaking. He is a motivational public speaker and has been invited by many alumni associations in Kuwait to deliver motivational speeches on Stress Management, Work Ethics. He is presently mentoring English public speaking clubs for children. He is also an editor for some public portals.
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