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Read Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s very renowned books ‘Wings of Fire’; and ‘Ignited Minds’, to find the following : (a) Subject of the book (b) Special features of the book - English

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Read Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s very renowned books ‘Wings of Fire’; and ‘Ignited Minds’, to find the following :

(a) Subject of the book

(b) Special features of the book

(c) Teachings/learnings/moral/message from the book

(d) Your own opinion/idea/comment on the book

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(i) Ignited minds by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

(a) Subject of the book: Motivating Indians especially the Indian youth to dream big and to believe that what they dream can be true.

(b) Special features of the book: It is a short book of 205 pages with 9 chapters. He writes why we are not developing as we should have and how we will become a developed country. He inspires the Indians to changes the thinking and attitude of the country forging India to become a developed country.

(c) Teachings/learnings/moral/message from the book: The book consists of many inspirational messages from great people. This book is meant for Indian children, to ignite their thinking to think big for our country. Well inspired inspirational stories are provided in each of the chapters to encourage and build a spirit of oneness. It contains dynamic and original ideas, examines attitudes afflicting the Indians, and presents a prescription for the rapid growth of India to enable the country to emerge as a developed country.

(d) Our opinion/idea/comment on the book: The book is written in simple language, very easy to understand, and inspires everyone who reads it. The books are capable of igniting the fire in the mind of anyone who reads and understands it.

(ii) Wings of Fire by APJ Abdul Kalam

(a) Subject of the book: Wings of Fire is an autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam former President of India. It was published in 1999 and it covers Kalam's life before he became the President of India.

(b) Special features: The book covers his early life and his work in Indian space research and missile programs. It is the story of a boy from a humble background who went on to become a great scientist and later the president of India. The Book contains quotes which are very motivational. It also provides a glimpse of Indian harmony which existed before India's partition. The book also contains many of his poems.

(c) Teachings/learnings/moral/message: One can find a glimpse of Kalam's positive thinking throughout the book. He held many high ranking positions in various organizations, yet he has rarely mentioned anything about corruption or ignorance of bureaucracy or politicians. The secret to his success seems to be his ability to ignore negative things around him. APJ Abdul Kalam is simple, secular, and inspiring.

(d) Our opinion/comment: Wings of fire is an autobiography of Dr. Kalam in simple language. His wordings helped and induced many youngsters that a fire exists in each and every one of us and it has to be utilized in the right way. How the young blood should react? What are our duties as a citizen? has been depicted very beautifully in simple but elegant words that have attracted many readers including me.

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Balbharati English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 2.6 Science and Spirituality
English Workshop | Q 13 | Page 99
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