I WILL FLY by Dr. APJ ABDUL KALAM
“I Will Fly” is an adapted version of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s speech. Dr. Kalam believes that the ignited mind of the youth is the most powerful resource on the earth, under the earth and above the earth. He inaugurated a programme called “Sasthrayaan” at Paravur in Kerala which means the propagation of science. The mission of Sasthrayaan was to ensure the preparation of about two thousand students from different schools to make them eligible for engineers, scientists, doctors and civil servants. Kalam’s inaugural address was on the topic “Science Empowers the Nation”. After the address, many raised their hands to ask questions. Abdul Kalam shares in this unit the relevance of a question asked by a teenager. The boy expressed his fear to talk to his teachers and friends. He admitted that he had not yet asked any question in his class. The boy really wanted to become a marine engineer. Dr. Kalam was completely surprised. He appreciated the boy for asking that question and recited a beautiful poem named “I Will Fly”. He instilled courage and confidence in the boy by reciting that poem. He asked him to fly using his wings of goodness, trust, potentialities, greatness and confidence. He also encouraged all of them to be unique by fighting the hardest battle in life. Surely all these things will help us to reach the destined place in a unique way.
Prepared by Joy Peter HSST English