we find people who shine brighter than stars, in whose resplendence the world
gets illuminated. One such legend rejoined the stars in the sky on 27th July,
2015. This was our very own Missile Man, People's President and Bharat Ratna,
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam...theman who
inspired millions, my role model and ideal!
since childhood we have been listening to stories of his struggles and
achievements, reading his books and dreaming to be like him. The news of his
demise was an absolute shock for the nation and we all hoped for it to be
false, expecting a miracle that could bring back our dearest Dr. Kalam to
inspire the generations to come.
remember meeting him at a felicitation ceremony 6 years ago, where during his
speech Dr. Kalam presented his vision for India in 2020. Sadly, he could not
live long enough but his ideas will always be significant in India's progress,
just like the Pokhran-II or the Prithvi and Agni missiles.
Dr. Kalam's decease united not only the
country but the world, as everyone unanimously prayed for his soul to rest in
peace. No other dignitary has ever received such a prodigious response; he was
a man loved by all and there exists no soul bearing any negatives for him,
which is a rare demeanour to find in anyone today.
missile man's life taught others to live, his experiences motivated us to
strive harder and to surmount the obstacles in our way. His journey from being
the son of a boat-owner in Rameshwaram, working as a hawker to support his
education to become such a renowned scientist and the most popular president of
India, is indeed remarkable. Dr. Kalam's quotes on dreams and success are a
result of his own life experiences , which have been a universal favouriteand will inspire generations to come….
today's political arena, where exists a game of religions, communities and hatred,
a man with such distinctive Secularism in thoughts and actions was rare to
find. Dr. Kalam was an icon of simplicity, who wanted to truly serve others
with a humble spirit . He never cared for publicity and it's solely his virtues
that have brought him such popularity among the young as well as the old.
of such legendary achievements, he liked to be humbly remembered as a teacher
because that was his reason to be in the world…to help others achieve better.
He was a true President, Scientist and above all, a true Indian who served the
country in every possible way he could. It is legends like him that make the
Dr. Kalam will be my role model forever, even
though I don't aspire to be a scientist or politician…..but because I want to
be a fighter like him, with such extraordinary mettle and humility. I'm sure
there would be millions like me who would like to immortalise this legend by
keeping his spirit alive!
rest in peace, sir. But I assure you that as your spirit rides on the Wings of
Fire, it will ignite many future minds, forever….
the beginning of Winter with the cold winds soaring high, turning our faces
numb and white. Every morning, when we entered school it looked like a hoard of
zombies walking half-asleep. Each day was a struggle to be the best, to crack
the prestigious IIT-JEE in the very first attempt, to score the highest in
Boards and to make the most of these last two years at school. These monotonous
classes and hectic schedules ate up the entire span of our so-presumed awesome
years at school. I wondered if I'd ever recall those last two years at school
as I didn't have anything to feel nostalgic of...I longed for this phase to end
and to get a respite from this agony when college starts. All, until I met you!
studied in the same class for almost six months and I saw him every single day,
but still noticed him after so long. Maybe he was the warmth I needed in Winter
or perhaps the shade in Summer, I didn't even know when, but I had started
liking him. Suddenly, school started to feel like a better place. The boring
lectures that I loathed earlier, now seemed interesting in his presence. Though
we never spoke more than discussing lectures or mathematical problems and
solving them together, it was all more than enough to have aroused a new life
in me. It took me really long to realize that he was the one person I had
always been longing to meet. A jocular and zealous tall, dark and handsome boy,
blessed with Einstein's mind. I respected him more than myself and had faith
that he would be more successful than what he desired to be.
passed and came the moment to bid adieu to our school life- The Farewell. We
clicked our first picture together, and that became my most treasured
possession for Life! I never revealed how significant you meant to me, nor did
you seem to realize this. But, I was happy in this state. This state of
Unspoken love…I still
remember the day we last met, the felicitation evening. He had topped the city
in the Boards and was the highest ranker in JEE, that day I glowed with pride!
Basking in the glory of his achievements, I forgot my own troubles. I had not
been as meritorious as he was, not as charming, and I had no special talents
except the fact that I loved him more than he loved himself. It was no teenage
infatuation, not a mere affection as it still lasts today, even after all these
when I recall those days of school, I realize how special they were. Everything
has changed since then, except one - My unspoken love for you!
things in life are meant to be secrets. We have independent lives today and
we're both happily settled. The roads we took were different, but both of them
led us to our destinies, wherever we were meant to be. Haven't been able to
meet him in all these years but we've still kept in touch. Thanks to the social
networking platforms. Looking back, I realized that it was meant to be this
way. Some relations have no destination and even though we can never rid
ourselves of this feel, we can always keep it unrevealed, deep within ourselves
to prosper. Not all love stories have a happy ending, but an unspoken love is
mightier than a lifetime of unreciprocated affection.Things
would've been different had I confessed my feelings, but so would have been our
lives and careers. We couldn't have achieved all that we have today and maybe
you had the same feelings for me, but this unspoken affection has given me the
strength to progress in life, to be better than what I was yesterday. All in
the hope of your love!
For me, love isn't about simply holding hands and
dreaming...it's about realizing those dreams, even if it means being separated.
I don't know if we'll ever end up together, or if you'll ever discover my
feelings. But even if we don't, I have no regrets because it's your love that
has given me the strength to come this far and I'm sure that it will help us
reach our destiny too.
takes many forms to reveal the inner YOU and to help you realize your
aspirations, and for me it was my UNSPOKEN LOVE ! Cupid is always considered
evil to have brought this overrated emotion in our lives, but we need to change
our perspective towards it because love may have caused many disasters and wars
in the history of mankind; but for some, it has changed their world. And true
love never falters, for we never fall in love...we always rise in it!!