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Mission India: A Vision for Indian Youth

Mission India: A Vision for Indian Youth


Item Code: IDE668

by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam with Y.S. Rajan

Paperback (Edition: 2005)

Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 0143334999

Language: English
Size: 7.8" X 5.1"
Pages: 112
Weight of the Book: 120 gms
Price: $9.50
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From the Jacket:

'Each and every Indian can make a difference, especially the nation's youh'

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 economical 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-five 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, born 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, for the development and operationalization of strategic missiles and their weaponization, and for building indigenous cability in critical technologies. As chairman of 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 TIFAC's document on Technology Vision 2020 is a blueprint to make India a developed country. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam held various positions in Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and became Principal Scientist Adviser to the Government of India. He has the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from thirty universities and 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. He has met more than 4,00,000 children all over the country to share his vision of India.

Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan, born in 1943, is the Principal Adviser, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Adjunct Professor, BITS, Pilani. He was earlier Scientific Adviser to Punjab chief minister. He was associated with the ISRO and subsequently to the communication satellite programme, the remote sensing programme, and satellite meteorology and mapping systems.


Can India Become a Developed Country?1
Agriculture and Food Processing13
Materials and the Future23
Chemical Industries and Biotechnology37
Manufacturing for the Future46
Strategic Industries55
The Services Sector and the Indian Education System64
Healthcare for all76
The Enabling Infrastructure84
Realizing the Vision95

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