I LIKE KALPANA CHAWLA AND DR A P J AABDUL KALAM VERY MUCH!
could u plz hlp me to write an article about them stating that they r my role modals 4 my school magasene? plzzz [in english]
- THE ASTRONAUT: When I was young, my parents insisted that I read the newspaper every morning. Thanks to this habit, one day in 1997, I read the story of an Indian born woman who was going to space on board the shuttle Columbia. She was Kalpana Chawla. Kalpana means imagination in many Indian languages, and true to her name she kindled the imaginations of many Indian girls and girls from all around the world. I was thrilled! The idea of a girl born in my country making a trip outside of the earth was mind-boggling. By embarking on a journey of her own, she redefined the boundaries of what could be achieved for many young girls like me. The stars were suddenly within my reach! The next few years, I would follow Kalpana like her shadow. I read about her life and her education. I decided that I would go to the US and earn a PhD just as she had done. I wrote poems and gave speeches about her at school events. Kalpana would go to space one more time in 2003. On her return back to earth, the Shuttle Columbia disintegrated killing all 7 astronauts on board. I was shattered and I couldnt accept what had happened to her and the other astronauts. Like Dr. Nancy Santagata had written in her post about Sally Ride, people like them were not supposed to die. Kalpana Chawla was my first role-model, and by doing what she loved to do, she inspired a nation of young women.
THE PRESIDENT: In 2002, India got a new president, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In India, the largest democracy in the world, the President is elected by the members of the Parliament which is the equivalent of the Senate and the Congress in the United States. The new president was different, very different! He was a scientist. I had set my eyes on becoming a scientist, and to see one become the President of my country was a proud moment for me! Kalam was instrumental in advancing Indias space program and defense technology and was known as the Missile Man of India. At the same time, he was a beloved teacher, a visionary, and a source of inspiration for the youth and children of India. Even during his days as the President, Kalam would make it a point to address students in schools and colleges. He was a President who kept the future in mind, and being a scientist to me, he was an ideal leader. He wrote many books addressed to the youth of India. Reading his book Wings of Fire instilled in me patriotism and passion to succeed as a scientist and a citizen.
Teacher, Visionary and a former President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam
Success stories have always inspired me. There are many scientists whose stories motivate me, but these three characters have been the most influential in my life An astronaut who taught me that I am no less or no different as a girl, a physicist who taught me that passion is the only thing I needed for a successful career, and a President who taught me that it is important to be an informed and good citizen (more so as a scientist). Today, I see that behind every success story, there is an individual who is passionate about what they do. I see it in my Professors, I see it in other scientists and I see it in the leaders I admire. Look around for your role model. Role-models never cease to exist!
Every successful person in this world inspires me a lot. Be it an actor or an industrialist. Everybody inspires me. We should work hard to achieve our goals.
• I am very much impressed by Vivekananda's words " Arise Awake and stop not until your goal is reached ".
• My source of inspiration is our president DR. APJ Abdul Kalam.His words, " DREAM, DREAM, DREAM!" Inspires me a lot. If we dream about our goal, then it will remain in our entire thoughts.
• Our thoughts make us to work towards our goal to achieve it.
Kalpana Chawla was a true inspiration for every woman, be it Indian or of any other nationality. You've very beautfiully and succintly described her life and achievements here.I remember the space shuttle Columbia bursting into flames and those seven crew members dying so tragically. Kaplan Chawla was a true inspiration to Indian woman as well as women in general and it's so great how you admire her for space accomplishments."I am a citizen of Milky Way"
This is what she used to say.I wish to become like her one day.
include this too:
The only Indian woman to travel into space, Kalpana Chawla was a national hero in India. When she was born July 1, 1961, in Karnal, India, Chawla's mother was surprised to see that the infant who had kicked so furiously from inside was a girl. Chawla continued to kick and fight her way to gain privileges denied to girls in India. She was the only girl in her class who was selected to attend Punjab Engineering College, attending over the objections of her father. She left India in 1982 to attend college in the United States. That is where she met her husband, who encouraged her to fly.
A practicing Hindu and strict vegetarian, Chawla, continued to study and work in the field of aeronautics. In 1994, on a whim, she applied to NASA, never expecting to be selected into their astronaut program. At five-feet tall, she was too small to be able to work in the space station, which was her dream. Since the white spacesuit that astronauts were required to wear when transferring from the shuttle to the station didn't fit, Chawla was relegated to internal duties inside the shuttle. She first went into space as a mission specialist on the Columbia Space Shuttle in November, 1997.
The Columbia Space Shuttle, which departed on January 16, 2003, and ended tragically in an explosion 16 days later, was Chawla's second mission.
Kalpana Chawla (March 17, 1962 February 1, 2003) was born in Karnal, India. She was the first Indian American astronaut and first Indian woman in space. She first flew on Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
APJ ABDUL KALAM
Bharat Ratna Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (born 15 October 1931) usually referred to as Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, is an Indian scientist and administrator who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, studied physics at the St. Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli, and aerospace engineering at the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Chennai
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