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A True Leader

February 16, 2008

Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, the 11th president of independent India, is a person who lets his deeds do the talking. An engineer by profession, he not only did his work earnestly but set an example to umpteen numbers of people. He’s not a person who preaches others to be punctual, but display his respect for the value of time by doing things at the right time (he stood in the queue sharp at 7a.m. to cast his vote during the parliamentary elections).

He’s a different person altogether. He asked the Indians to dream big and endeavor to make those dreams a reality. A perfect bachelor and an able president. He set an example to thousands and is an inspiration to millions. Though he couldn’t extend his term of office for 5 more years due to the politics of a few selfish people, he’ll always be remembered as the Peoples’ President. He was a man who bought a about a change in the way people looked upon at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the President.

Such was his charisma that the nation couldn’t appreciate the fact that we’ve got a 1st woman president because it meant the end of the tenure of a great person. I may not remember the works he had done during his term of office, but the respect he brought to that position will never leave my memory. This man is now leading a silent life( as a teacher as far as I remember) but sir, the inspiration you brought in us will never die.

President or not, but you will remain in the hearts of a billion: as an inspiration, as a role model, as a scientist and above all a true leader.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Jayasheela permalink
    February 16, 2008 6:11 PM

    hey.. u r absolutely spot on.Peoples president is what he’s been and will always be….DO u remember the day when all of us lined up to catch a glimpse of him…but unfortunately we couldnt…

  2. stari permalink
    February 16, 2008 10:30 PM

    hey i agree with you.. he is great person who is an idol for many young indians…

  3. sujay permalink
    February 17, 2008 4:26 PM

    gr8 narration of gr8 person

  4. anusha permalink
    February 17, 2008 6:32 PM

    u said u ll write very less abt this grt man but this much is not fair bab.. anyways sometimes short and simple is all fine… grt tribute to a grt man…

  5. vishnu permalink
    March 16, 2008 2:21 PM

    As every one here said.. gr8 tribute to a gr8 man.. i feel happy to have the same birthday as the People’s Presidents.. [:P]

  6. May 29, 2009 7:26 PM

    Mystery! Very well said! He is an amazing person! And we are lucky that we got to see him as President!

    ‘President or not, but you will remain in the hearts of a billion: as an inspiration, as a role model, as a scientist and above all a true leader.’ So true!!!

    I have loads of respect for him.. Wish we had more such leaders!

    And as you have mentioned, we are not enthused about our 1st woman President – that, in my opinion is also because she does not seem worth it.. I really believe that the right person should get the job – and if that person is a woman – fantastic! But giving a job to a woman – just so because she is a woman – does not sit right with me.. With our current president, the main reason is also the fact that she is ready to be a rubber stamp and abide by whatever the govt says.. rather than voice her doubts as Dr Kalam, rightly did!

    Yes smitha, wish we had more leaders like him. Completely agree with you opinion about our current president. Wish she behaved more on herself than being just a rubber stamp..

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