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Turning Points (Gujarati Translation)

This book, Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges, takes up the story from when A.P.J Abdul Kalam became the President of India. It covers his acceptance of the post of the President of India, his term in office, his efforts to make his term meaningful, and the challenges he faced.

His term from 2002 to 2007 was an eventful one. The President of India is just a titular head with minimal powers. But, the office is one of great influence and Kalam used it to best effect. He got the government and the public to focus on issues that were relevant to the country's all round growth.

He initiated programs like PURA to try and integrate rural areas into the general economic and technological growth of the country. He dreamt of taking the whole of India on his vision for the country in the new millennium, and he saw no reason why the villages should be left out in this vision.



Vikasit Bharatni Khoj (Gujarati Translation Of Squaring The Circle) - Abdul Kalam

વિકસિત ભારતની ખોજ
 
એ પી જે અબ્દુલ કલામ સાથે અરુણ ત્રિવેદી
 
ભારતની પુનજાગૃતિ પ્રતિ સાત પગલાં
 
અંગ્રેજી પુસ્તક 'SQUARING THE CIRCLE : SEVEN STEPS TO INDIAN RENAISSANCE' નો ભાવાનુવાદ
 
ભાવાનુવાદ : ચિરાગ ઠક્કર 'જય'
 
The success of the IT industry and Indian human resources in global enterprises have made India a seemingly wealthy country. Even as the wealth has grown, the inequality has widened and many scams have surfaced. There was a logjam in Parliament and civil movements against corruption created an impression of anarchy and distrust. Amidst his dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs, Dr Abdul Kalam recalled the intellectual fight waged by Socrates against the rule of tyranny and he felt duty bound to express his concerns. Tony Judts words: Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today haunted him and sparked the desire to write this book.
 
Dr Kalam calls for an Indian Renaissance, which he describes in seven steps involving the common people of the land, and in particular, the youth. He urges people to arise out of servitude to a vested ruling class, awake from the slumber of a passive democracy, and advance to manifest our destiny of a developed nation. He recommends that by turning inward and listening to the voice of our conscience, we can live a virtuous life and thereby build a strong and secure India.
 
Dr Kalam has teamed up once again with his friend Arun Tiwari, and through a series of dialogues presents complex concepts in a simple way. They have written candidly about the truth as they see it but with respect to other perspectives. The team of Wings of Fire returns with another inspirational book.
 
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Kalam calls for an Indian Renaissance, which he describes in seven steps involving the common people of the land, and in particular, the youth. He urges people to arise out of servitude to a vested ruling class, awake from the slumber of a passive democracy, and advance to manifest our destiny of a developed nation. He recommends that by turning inward and listening to the voice of our conscience, we can live a virtuous life and thereby build a strong and secure India.



Indomitable Spirit (Hindi Translation)

"किस रूप में याद रखे जाने की आपकी आकांक्षा है? आपको अपने को विकसित करना होगा और जीवन को एक आकार देना होगा। अपनी आकांक्षा को, अपने सपने को, एक पृष्ठ पर शब्दबद्ध कीजिए। यह मानव इतिहास का एक बहुत महत्वपूर्ण पृष्ठ ग्यान-विग्यान का हो, परिवर्तन का, या खोज का हो, या फिर अन्याय के विरूद्ध संघर्ष का।" ये शब्द हैं भारत के राष्ट्रपति ए॰ पी॰ जे॰ अब्दुल कलाम के, अदम्य साहस से उद्ध्रत, सीधे दिल की गहराई से निकले सादा शब्द, गहन चिंतन की छाप छोड़ते और बुनियादी मुद्दों के बारे में उनके गहरे विचारों की झलक देते। लगभग जादुई असर वाले ये शब्द प्रेरणा जगाते हैं, और एक ऎसे विकसित देश का सपना संजोते हैं जो 'सारे जहाँ से अच्छा' है। मानवीय, राष्ट्रीय और वैश्विक सरोकारों से जुड़े, चिरयुवा स्वभाव वाले, डॉ॰ कलाम के ये शब्द कर्मपथ पर आगे बढ़ने की प्रेरणा जगाते हैं और ऊर्जा देते हैं।



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