We mourn death of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was a practical educational thinker and visionary who stood for integrating ancient and modern educational ideals for the development of a balanced Indian society. He spent four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was intimately involved in India’s civilian space program and military missile development efforts. He thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a pivotal organizational, technical and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974. This eminent scientist and engineer also served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.
He was a man of vision, who was always full of ideas aimed at the development of the country. He firmly believed that India needs to play a more assertive role in international affairs.
He believed that the education system should instill in the minds of students capacities of inquiry, creativity, technology, entrepreneurial and moral leadership. Constraints of time and space together with the rapid obsolescence of knowledge in some areas of science and technology have created a huge demand for different courses from different institutions in the distance mode. He understood the need for a working digital library system that alone can, in the long run, provide the kind of access required for a Knowledge Centered Society.
We here at Cyber Metric Services (India) Pvt Ltd (CMS) try and emulate the ideals of this great man in our quest for training students and contributing our fair share to the enhancement of the skills of the students. We mourn the passing away of this great soul who will continue to guide us all on the journey to achieving the great goals set by this visionary in the development of our country.