Monday, October 13, 2008

Because of the poor response, I was reluctant about this blog but when I read this I simply could not resist from posting it here, so I have decided that I will continue doing my job irrespective of the response. Here is the speech of Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam in Hyderabad

The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam's Speech in Hyderabad .
Why is the media here so negative?Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements?We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?We are the first in milk production.We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.We are the second largest producer of wheat.We are the second largest producer of rice.Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news.
In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.. Why are we so NEGATIVE? Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T.Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.
Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India . You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A little story which inspires me :

A man was walking down the beach at sunset. As, he walked along, he saw another man in the distance. He noticed this man kept leaning down, picking up something and throwing it out into the water, again and again. As, he approached even closer, he noticed that the man was picking up starfish that had been washed up on the beach. He was throwing them back into the water, one by one.Puzzled, he approached the man and said,"Good Evening. I was wondering what you are doing.""I'm throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it's lowtide and all these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If, Idon't throw them back into the ocean, they'll die up here from lack ofoxygen.""But, there must be thousands of starfish on this beach. You can't possible get to all of them. And, don't you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down this coast. Can't yousee that you can't possibly make a difference?"The man bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and threw itback into the ocean. With a smile he replied, "Made a difference tothat one !!!"

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It was all started in 1947.Right from the birth of our nation we are calling it as an "Emerging Superpower" or "Developing Country”. And now after 60 years of independence we are still having the same tag attached with our name and nobody seems to care about this. Most of us are living just for the sake of it. Nobody cares in which way our country is heading. They just complain about the facilities which are not given to them but they never dare to initiate a thing which will make a difference, while abusing traffic they forget that they are not really stuck in traffic jam but they are the one causing it. They just refuse to live as a mass n keep on living alone or in a same circle, blaming government n system but never dare to change the system. This mentality should be changed. There should be someone who will initiate the change. Let’s start this with ourselves. Let’s pledge to make our nation a real “Superpower”. Let’s roll-up our sleeves and do something constructive for our country. Let’s not follow the world but make them follow us. Let’s be the defender of our nation. Let’s be a rebel for a cause and change our destiny. Do you burn with the desire to make the difference to future of our country???