Kalam’s life will be taught in schools in MP, says CM

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 29, 2015 18:50 IST

A lesson on life of former President APJ Abdul Kalam would be introduced in the school syllabus of MP, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Tuesday.

Speaking to media persons, the chief minister said that learning about Kalam’s life would inspire students to achieve their goals and make them ideal citizens.

“Kalam’s death has created a void and irreparable loss that can’t be filled,” he said, adding that the former President was a source of inspiration to him.

Chouhan also took to his official blog to eulogise the great scientist and visionary. “Dr Kalam embodied Indian values in the true sense. He was a scientist par excellence, original thinker, serious spiritual seeker, poet, connoisseur of music, inspiring orator, able administrator, all rolled into one. Above all, he was full of human sensitivities,” the CM wrote in his blog.

He went on to say: “Whenever I met Dr Kalam, his simplicity and humility impressed me the most. He was an alter ego of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpaiyee. During the regime of Vajpaiyee ji, Dr Kalam was conferred with Bharat Ratna. He was also the President of India. This was a tribute of a grateful nation to his greatness. However, I believe that he was above all honours, awards and offices. I would endeavour to take a suitable step in near future to perpetuate the memories of Dr Kalam in Madhya Pradesh for the posterity.”

Chouhan posted: “Some people are great beyond words. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was one such person. In the history of modern India, July 27, 2015 would be remembered for departure of Dr Kalam, a ‘Pragya Purush’ of India’s Rishi Parampara, for his heavenly abode after enlightening and immensely benefiting the country by his knowledge, wisdom, scientific excellence and qualities of head and heart.”

Chouhan mentioned that 11 points suggested by the former president for all round development of Madhya Pradesh hag helped a great deal in making MP the fastest growing state of the country.

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