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Speech on APJ Abdul Kalam

Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India and was also one of the famous scientists who contributed a lot to developing space science as well as the Missile unit of India. He was an amazing person with versatile qualities. Apart from a famous scientist, he was also a very humble and polite person.

Short and Long Speeches on APJ Abdul Kalam

I have written here few speeches under short and long word limits as per the need of students according to their classes, hope these will be useful for them.

Speech on APJ Abdul Kalam for Students of Class 4, 5, and 6

Good Morning everyone, Respected principal sir, teachers, and my dear friends. I thank all of you for being present on this occasion and I also want to thank my class teacher for giving me this opportunity to say few words on APJ Abdul Kalam.

I am a bit confused about where to start because Mr. Abdul Kalam was a versatile character. He never worked in a cinema but was a hero in his real life. There are thousands of inspirational quotes on the internet and really was a live inspiration for everyone.

Mr. Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. He was born in an average family and the boy became the 11th President of India. Apart from a President, he was also a great scientist who introduced missiles in India and got the title of “The Missile Man of India”.

He was kind, humble, brilliant, helpful, a great leader, etc. I don’t think there was any field he was not an expert in. His entire life is an inspiration and there is a lot to learn, the way he treated people was really markable. He was a man with zero haters and the whole nation cried when he left us. I would like to end my speech with one of his beautiful thoughts:

"All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”

Thank You!


Speech on APJ Abdul Kalam: an Inspiration for Students of Class 7, 8, 9 and 10

Good Morning everyone, respected Principal Sir, Teachers, and my dear brothers and sisters. Today on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of our science exhibition I Shreya of class 6 presenting a short speech on APJ Abdul Kalam.

Starting from an inspirational line of Dr. Kalam;

"Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success."

As the line itself gives glimpses of his personality as to how motivating he was. He was the person who added a new name and fame to the nation. Since his childhood, he was a sincere student and once in his class a teacher was explaining about birds’ wings, and from that time, he dreamed to make a flying element and ruin the sky. He also joined aerospace engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology. He wanted to become a pilot in the beginning and while working on a project at college he missed the chance by securing the 9th position and only 8 students were selected in it. Although he lost one opportunity it helped him to join DRDO and then ISRO and successfully launched many projects.

He called the school the building block of a child’s life and also stated that a teacher plays a very important role in a child’s life. This is the reason he used to visit schools and colleges to meet children. His lectures were very inspiring and use to talk in such a way that people use to love him.

He was kind and humble at the same time and once upon a time he was invited to a college function in Kerala and he was also asked to invite two other guests. So, he invited a cobbler and a small hotel owner. The cobbler was the person who use to polish his shoes when he used to go for his work and the hotel owner was the person where he used to have his lunch when he was in Kerala. This incident was noticed widely and build a new example of kindness.

At last, I would like to say one of his famous quotes “All Birds find shelter during the rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above clouds.”

Thank You and have a good day!


Speech on “The Missile Man: APJ Abdul Kalam” for Class 11, 12 and Higher Classes

Respected Principal Sir, Teachers and my dear friends, very good morning to all. Hope all of you are taking great care of yourself in this pandemic. Apart from our daily schedule to deal with COVID-19 today on this occasion I am here with my presentation on The Missile Man: APJ Abdul Kalam.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on the 15th of October in the year 1931 in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. His father had a business of boats. He used to make boats and use to give them on rent. This was the only source of income in Dr. Kalam’s home. There were five children in the home starting from Asim Zohra the only girl child, then four brothers naming Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar, Mustafa Kalam, Kasim Mohammed, and Abdul Kalam. He was born in a Muslim family but he also has a deep respect for other religions too and used to frequently visit temples and churches.

He struggled a lot in his life, starting from his school days he was a bright student and after his high school, he went to Saint Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli for his higher studies. He was graduated in Physics. Then in the year 1955, he joined Madras Institute of Technology for perusing aerospace engineering. It was a hard time for the family to arrange the fees so, his sister sold her jewelry to pay his fees.

After his college he joined DRDO and started performing his experiments further he was transferred to ISRO. He got various opportunities to visit different countries and attend some seminars in NASA, GSFC Maryland, etc. All these things helped him to launch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and SLV-III. Slowly the list of his achievements got longer and he contributed a lot to the development of India.

He was the first scientist to develop missile technology in India and after his contribution, India got a new name on the world stage. Before India was known as a country of snake charmers but this achievement made others think about the budding talents in India.

Then in the year 2002, he was elected as the 11th President of India and it is the highest honour a person can get in our country. Even after so many achievements he was never found boasting himself and was always the same humble person till his death.

He was very kind and use to love children’s company, he used to attend seminars and school functions and use to give inspirational speeches. There are many speeches still available on many online platforms and I would really like you to see them, they are very motivating.

He also wrote many books like Wings of Fire: An Autobiography, Developments in Fluid Mechanics and Space Technology, The Luminous Sparks, You Are Born to Blossom, Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji, Forge your Future: Candid, Forthright, Advantage India: From Challenge to Opportunity, etc. are some of his best creations.

Apart from his books he also won many awards from different parts of the world like Doctor of Science by Edinburgh University, Honorary Doctorate of Science and Technology by Carnegie Mellon University, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratnam the highest civilian award in India, etc.

I don’t think I have sufficient time to describe his achievements but really want to say that one thing that I have never seen another Dr. Kalam on this planet yet. He was unmatchable and will always be alive in our hearts. The entire nation cried when he left us. I would like to sum up my speech with his lines:

“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to those who dream and work.”

Thank You and Good Day!