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Discuss the contribution of A P J Abdul Kalam to indigenisation and development of new technology in India?

Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology. Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights.

4. Discuss the contribution of A P J Abdul Kalam to indigenisation and development of new technology in India? (250 words)

Reference: The Wire

Why this question:

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was a man of many parts. Best known for the good nature he brought to the office of the president, he was also an author and inspirational speaker, a poet in Tamil, an amateur musician and polymath. Most of all, however, he was a scientist with a flair for inventiveness, adaptation and administration – qualities that propelled him to the frontlines of the national imagination when the rocketry that he devoted most of his professional life to helped India reach for the skies. July 27, 2020, is the occasion of Kalam’s fifth death anniversary.

Key demand of the question:

The question is a straightforward one. One must discuss the contributions of “Missile Man of India” – Dr. Kalam.

Directive word:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly introduce about Dr. Kalam.

Body:

The question is straightforward.

Discuss the contributions of Dr. Kalam as a scientist in rocket development, missile development, nuclear programme of India, director of ISRO and DRDO and finally as “People’s President of India” and to the student community of India.

Highlight his varied interests in music, writing as well.

Conclusion:

Conclude with the values that we need to imbibe from the Great man’s life.