Pathways to Greatness

Pathways to Greatness

by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

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Overview

What makes a nation great? Is it simply economic prosperity and military strength -- or something more? What is it that we as a nation require to make that last-mile journey to what all the plans, investments and projects are meant to lead up to?

It is only a matter of time before India is termed economically developed. But a nation has to learn to survive in tough times too. And for that what is most important is national character, born out of the value systems that exist in our families, what schools teach students, and the culture of the nation.

In Pathways to Greatness, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shifts focus from the economic development of India by 2020 to the development of our strengths, offering key lessons that will help India withstand the forces of change. He identifies what makes a nation great and also compares the standards of living of other nations with India's. He draws on his travels and his interactions with people. He evolves unique oaths for citizens from all walks of life to ensure that a better life becomes possible for everyone.In the book he completed just a few months before he passed away in 2015, one of India's best-known icons writes how our nation can become a leader on the pathways to greatness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789352643844
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Publication date: 02/20/2017
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 663 KB

About the Author

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the eleventh President of India, from 2002 to 2007. He was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan and the nation's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

Table of Contents

A Note on the Book ix

Preface xv

Section I Musings

1 What Makes a Nation Great? 3

2 Back to the Basics 12

3 Lessons from My Travels 24

4 Hand in Hand 38

5 A Beautiful Nation 44

Section II Oaths

6 For the Youth 57

7 For Teachers 64

8 For Farmers 73

9 For Sarpanches 79

10 For Health Care Providers 84

11 For Civil Servants 93

12 Twelve For the Judiciary 110

13 For Political Leaders 116

Section III Final Thoughts

14 The Importance of Leadership 127

15 The Importance of PURA 142

16 Conclusion 150

Index 153

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