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Book Title: Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development|
Date of issue: 2011
ISBN 13: 9780143417309
The author of the book: A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 935 KB
Edition: Penguin Books India
Read full description of the books Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development:Target 3 Billion: Innovative Solutions Towards Sustainable Development is an amazing read about how we can make this world a better place. This is a book by the visionaries APJ Abdul Kalam and Srijan Pal Singh, and it explains how India can eradicate poverty.Summary of the BookNearly 40 per cent of the population of the world, (about 3 billion) lives below the poverty line. The people who fall under this category are deprived of basic amenities like health, food, education and everything else that can help them lead a decent life.Bharat Ratna awardee Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam has been trying to tackle this crisis for years together and has come up with some very interesting and intelligent solutions. This book effectively manages to capture and explain his thoughts on how to wipe away poverty from both India and the world.Dr. Kalam suggests a sustainable development system called PURA that can directly assist the 750 million people living in Indian villages. It is an inspiring read and Dr. Kalam and Srijan Pal Singh succeed in touching the humanitarian side of every reader. The book strikes the right chords when Dr. Kalam picks out examples of entrepreneurs and individuals who have contributed towards changing society for the better.About Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and Srijan Pal SinghDr. APJ Abdul KalamFondly referred to as the 'People's President' during his term from 2002 to 2007 as India's 11th President, Dr. Kalam has been on the forefront of many revolutionary movements in the country. A scientist by education and profession, he was also known as 'The Missile Man' during his term as president.Through his books and missions like 'What Can I Give' for youth in 2011 and now PURA (Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas), Dr. Kalam shares his plans and visions for a better and brighter future for India. He is a visiting professor at IIMs across the country.Some of the other popular books written by Dr. Kalam include:Wings of Fire: An AutobiographyIgnited Minds:
Read information about the authorAvul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Tamil: அவுல் பகீர் ஜைனுலாப்தீன் அப்துல் கலாம்) usually referred to as A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, was one of India's most distinguished scientists. He was an Aerospace engineer, professor, and chancellor of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. During his term as President, he was popularly known as the People's President.
Before his term as India's president, he worked as an aeronautical engineer with DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) and ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). He was responsible for the development of India's first satellite launch vehicle,the SLV-3 He is popularly known as the Missile Man of India for his work on development of ballistic missile and space rocket technology. Kalam played a pivotal organisational, technical and political role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.
He has the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from thirty universities and the country's three highest civilian honours - Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Bharat Ratna (1997).
Former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who became popular as ‘People’s President’, passed away on July 27th, 2015 at the age of 83 in Shillong, India.
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