Thursday 30 July 2015

Remembering Abdul Kalam : The Teacher

Respected Abdul Kalam Sir,

I took few moments before writing this post. I wasn't sure whether I am worthy of writing eulogy to one of the greatest leader that nation has lost. How could I find the right words to describe the life you had lived and millions of people you have inspired? But then I remembered one of your quote “We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.” And so I try, I would try my best to put down my thoughts on this eulogy.

Your multifaceted qualities made you Missile Man, Beloved President, Eminent scientist, Inventor, Most wanted bachelor, Veena Player or the best speaker with fashionable Hairdo. But that’s not how you wanted to be remembered. You were "The Teacher" till the very end and left us while doing what you loved the most, addressing young generation in a lecture.

When students were asked to keep silent and put finger on the lips, you encouraged them to ask questions. And at every opportunity you made yourself available to students, nudging them to dream, to explore their inner potential, and to be best in whatever they undertook.  For you had a vision for India, and you believed that students are the future of Nation.

Out of million things you taught us, there is one most important aspect that comes to my mind when I think of you. Your ability to remain simple and grounded at every situation! I cannot imagine the parties you were invited to, the stages you adored as a speaker and flocks of famous personalities who rubbed their shoulders with you hoping to get a pinch of your magic in them. You were a great leader who believed in simple things. Your profound wisdom and thoughts were based on humility. 

A boy who used to deliver newspapers is the news in every paper of the nation today. We mourn your passing away with pride Sir, For I believe you are not buried but planted today, and I know for sure your spirit will continue to inspire and guide us to be best and offer our best to others. 

I hope they have Veena and books in heaven for you!

All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds.” - A.P.J Abdul Kalam

 “If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.” - A.P.J Abdul Kalam  

"All of us do not have equal talent. But , all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.” - A.P.J Abdul Kalam 

 " Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness." -A.P.J Abdul Kalam 

 " Without your involvement you can't succeed. With your involvement you can't fail. " - A.P.J Abdul Kalam

Srivatsan Aravamudan
Srivatsan Aravamudan

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