7/2/2019 Book Review of ‘Turning Points: Journey Through Challenges’ by A P J Abdul Kalam – S Swaroop Sirapangi's Posted on Jul 17, 2012Jul 20, 2012 by S Swaroop Sirapangi Book Review of ‘Turning Points: Journey Through Challenges’ by A P J Abdul Kalam Book Review of ‘Turning Points: Journey Through Challenges’ by A P J Abdul Kalam Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Turning Points: Journey. Turning Points: A Journey Through Challenges by Late APJ Abdul Kalam. Turning Points takes up the incredible Kalam story from where Wings of Fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are not generally known as he speaks out for the first time on certain points of controversy.
1. AEROSPACE ENGINEER : From selling newspaper at railway stations, he went on to study Aerospace Engineering from MADRAS INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY.
2. JOINING DRDO : After successful completion of engineering he joined DRDO ( Defence Research and Development Organisation ) , a mammoth task in itself .
3. SLV-III : ISRO appointed him project director of SLV-III mission ( Indias first satellite launch programme ).
4. ROHINI : India successfully launched satellite ROHINI in 1980 under his guidance.
5. CHIEF SCIENTIFIC ADVISER : In 1992, Dr. Kalam was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister of India.
6. POKHARAN-II : India sent out a loud and clear signal of its military strength by conducting Pokharan-II nuclear test under Dr. Kalams directorship.
7. KALAM-RAJU STENT : Alongwith cardiologist Soma Raju, Dr. Kalam invented a low cost coronary stent named ‘ Kalam – Raju stent ‘ .
8. MISSILE MAN of INDIA : Dr. Kalam played a major role in developing missiles AGNI ( an intermediate range ballistic missile ) and PRITHVI ( surface-to-surface missile ) for India. Since then, he became the missile man of India .
Apj Abdul Kalam Life History
9. The BHARAT RATNA : Dr. Kalam received Padma Bhusan in 1981, Padma Vibhusan in 1990 and Indias highest civilian honour- The Bharat Ratna in 1997 for his excellent service in field of science & technology.
Apj Abdul Kalam Quotes
10.PEOPLE’s PRESIDENT : From being born to a poor fisherman family, he went on to serve his nation ,INDIA, as its 11th President ( 25 July 2002 – 25 July 2007 ). He is popularly known as peoples president.