About the Book
Each and every Indian can make a difference, especially the nation's youth'
Mission India is a road map for the youth of today who will shape the India of tomorrow. The mission is to transform India into a developed nation and one of the world's top five economic powers by the year 2020. Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan examine India's strengths and weaknesses to show how this goal is not an unrealistic one.
This inspirational book introduces children to the unknown success stories of India and discusses the country's problems at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It looks at different aspects of national life, and clearly explains the achievements and challenges in each of these areas. It also discusses the ways in which today's youth can make a difference to the country.
Based on the central tenets of the runaway best-seller, India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, this book seeks to inspire readers with the crucial sense of purpose which is essential for developing a strong and prosperous nation About The Author Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam,
b. 15 October 1931, is one of India???s most distinguished scientists. He was responsible for the development of India???s first satellite launch vehicle, the SLV-3, development and operationalization of strategic missiles and their weaponization, and for building indigenous capability in critical technologies.
As Chairman of the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), he guided a number of technology projects and missions to take India into the twenty-first century. The document on Technology Vision 2020 is a blueprint to make India a developed country.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam held various positions in ISRO and DRDO and became Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India holding the rank of a Cabinet Minister. 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).
He has done a short stint as Professor of Technology and Societal Transformation at Anna University, Chennai, and is at the halfway mark in meeting 100,000 high school students throughout the country Yann Martel
was born in Spain in 1963. After studying philosophy at Trent University, Yann spent a number of years travelling abroad. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which has been published in forty-five territories and sold over seven million copies. Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.