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President of India. Wings of Fire is an autobiography of A P J Abdul Kalam. It has been translated into 13 languages and is available all over the world. It is written by A P J Abdul Kalam and Arun Tiwari who is a junior colleague of Dr.   . ex . Kalam and himself a scientist of substance.

Kalam thanks and acknowledges all the people who have inspired and influenced him in his life. Apart from that the book is also translated into Braille and there is also a audio book which is available. He then starts the book with this message: ³We are all born with a divine fire in us.´   . In the beginning of the book. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with glow of its goodness. like all great leaders Dr.

The book is divided into 4 major parts which are:  Orientation Creation Propitiation Contemplation    .

ORIENTATION  The section Orientation opens with a quote from the Atharva Veda ³This Earth is His. and covers the first 32 years of Dr Kalam¶s life.   .´ It is spread into 3 chapters. to Him belong those vast and boundless skies: Both seas within Him rest. It tells us how inspite of his ordinary beginnings he managed to complete his early schooling. and yet in that small pool He lies. going through adolescence and getting into rocketry. his days as a child.

The section brings out the great optimism of Dr Kalam. who took up projects from scratch to successful culmination. as also about the devoted and inspirational teachers at his schools & college.ORIENTATION  It also tells us how he completed his graduation and then moved to the US for a 6 month training program at NASA against all odds. It also describes how his loving family members and friends sacrificed readily for him.   .

Kalam managed and inspired large scale developmental projects on rocket technology. culminating in the pioneering success of the SLV. from the year 1963 until 1980. It describes how Dr.CREATION  It is spread into 7 chapters and covers Dr Kalam's life and work for 17 years. the fifth country to achieve satellite launching capability. and thus propelling India into the Space Age.   . It covers his struggle at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) going from one engineer amongst many to the successful project director of Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV) bringing pride to the nation.

CREATION  It shows Kalam¶s faith in Indian Rocketry through a painting he saw at the NASA Maryland Flight Centre. A pleasant surprise came in the form of conferment of Padma Bhushan on the Republic Day. The chapter ends in the description of his transition from ISRO to Defense Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) as the next director of Defense Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL). This period brought Kalam national recognition. which depicted Tipu Sultan¶s army using rockets.   . 26th January. 1981.

It tells us about his outstanding accomplishments at DRDL and the way he transformed their laboratory from one which had a weak heart with little confidence to one which could feel proud.PROPITIATION  It is spread into 5 chapters and covers Dr Kalam¶s life from 1981 to 1991. It was during this phase that the crucial Agni missile programme was established. this really is a remarkable saga.   .

It also tells us about the many awards he has won over the years.    . The section opens with words from the Quran ³We create and destroy And again recreate In forms of which no one knows´ In this part he shares a lot of his ideas and thoughts arising out of his colourful life.CONTEMPLATION  It is spread over 2 chapters and covers Dr Kalam¶s life from 1991 to around 1999.

 . Kalam the space research program and the nuclear weapon program of our country was completely revolutionized. It also tells us how under the leadership of Dr.WINGS OF FIRE  Its an story of a boy from a small town of Rameshwaram and how he went on to become one of the greatest technologist of our country.

This book is a must for every student. because it has the power to motivate a person to excel in all spheres of life. It tells us how with motivation and focus all of us can emerge as leaders in our respective fields.WINGS OF FIRE  But the most remarkable feature of this book is the inspiration it provides to people. especially young people.   .

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