Scientist, president, leader, mentor and teacher for all - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is still missed for his immense contribution to India in all possible ways, maybe that's why he was titled as 'People's President', and 'Missile Man'.
Former Indian President, Dr Kalam's demise on July 27, 2015, in Shillong left the nation in shock and pain. No doubt he was a great scientist, an inspiring leader, and above all, an amazing human being. His interaction, speeches and lectures to the youth of India has inspired millions beyond boundaries. Till his last breath, he was encouraging the young people to come in front and fulfil their dreams by working hard. He always believed in showing the right path.
Sometimes, I feel proud of the fact that Dr Abdul Kalam was the president when I was still in my school and college, just like most of you. No one else can relate to his inspiring words better than us. But do we still remember everything he taught us? If not, then let's recall some of his last words which are above all.
Let's have a look!
The excellent thing about some of the great leaders is that they forecast the future accurately. APJ Abdul Kalam was one of them; his goals were simple. The great Kalam dreamed of building a nation, India, as a place where youth will lead the country by working hard with integrity.
And in the bold and straightforward statement, he hinted that this struggle of ours with ourselves is not going to be easy, because anyone who wishes to shine like a Sun in the sky, will first have to burn like a Sun.
Former 11th President of India, Abdul Kalam gave a message to the youth, he encouraged us to push our limits of productivity, for not just our success, but for the greater development of India along with keeping our personal lives balanced.
But does his sayings alone are going to make his and our dreams come true? Certainly not. There are a lot of socio-economic, small and big reasons why India is still considered a developing country, as the great minds of this nation are moving to foreign countries for the jobs, following the significant unemployment issue.
And we can't blame the government for not creating the job opportunities. Majority of the Indian youths are distracted today; there's no or very less scope of innovation as the majority of them are running behind the job security and not following their passion.
But how are we going to make it happen? Well, I have a simple answer, #AaoKaamKare.
Workistaan, with a vision for a better tomorrow, has a dream to bring the self-employed community and unemployed youths on the same page to promote the concept of self-employment in India as the alternate solution to the jobs problem.
Workistaan says, "Dr Kalam, also fondly known as the 'People's President' was one of the best motivators for the youth and older generations alike."
Workistaan.Org shares the same vision as Dr Kalam. It says, "Our goal is to transform India into 'Workistaan' where people believe in hard work and integrity leads to success, above everything else."
It adds further, "We want to ensure that people, especially the youth finds motivation and inspiration from the life of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam to give our very best in propelling the economy of our great nation, India."
To honour this vision of India's own 'Missile Man' and former president, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Workistaan and WittyFeed have come together to request the Government of India to commemorate Kalam's birth anniversary, 15th October as 'National Work Day'.
All we need to do is, sign this petition.
It will not just be a day on the calendar, but a stepping stone to transform India and bring our beloved Kalam's vision to reality.
If you believe in the beauty of Kalam's vision, do encourage your friends to do the same.
That's all, folks!