“Dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.”
– Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Guest Speakers – A great way to commit to education. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow, has always believed in taking education beyond classrooms. In this pursuit, we invite professionals from all walks of life to come and share their experiences with our young students. This helps the students to shape their personality and to be ready for future endeavours.
On 01 November 2018, Lt. Col. Amitabh Kumar from Indian Army, was the guest speaker who shared his experiences about being in the army. He got commissioned in the regiment of Artillery and has donned the uniform for two decades. He has specialised in the launching of Missiles. He spoke about the Missile Man of India- Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and his contribution in the defence sector which has set our country apart from others. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was a man who dreamed and whose passion in life was to inspire others to dream. Col. Amitabh said , “ What makes Dr. Kalam’s life an inspiration is that he started from humble beginnings in a remote village in Rameswaram and went on to become a great scientist and the eleventh President of our country.”
Col. Amitabh highlighted the qualities of this great man who loved interacting with students. Dr. Kalam spent his whole life in making India a better country in the field of science and technology. He always used to encourage the youth of India through his speeches, works and writings. Col. Amitabh was fortunate to have worked with Dr. Kalam on a DRDO Project. He shared his experience about meeting the man in person and was bowled over by his simplicity and dedication towards his work. Col. Amitabh enlightened the students about the different missiles and their ranges, that were developed under the guidance of Dr. Kalam- Prithvi and Agni. Students were excited to learn about these missiles. He told students about India signing a treaty for not using these weapons unless threatened. He also told students that Indians are in safe hands where the Armed Forces are concerned as the Armed Forces are always ready to safeguard the country.
The Gunner officer asked the students to believe in themselves as they are the future of our country. He advised them to dream and work hard to fulfill their dreams. He was open to questions from students and answered them patiently. Our Principal, Mrs. Poonam Kochitty, thanked him for his time and the information he shared with Jaipurians. The assembly concluded by giving him a token of appreciation.