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Hats off India ( Independence Day Part - I )

Say Hats off India because we are in India & we are living with such a wonderful Dreamers of India.

Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam

Born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, specialized in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. The Dreamer of Vision - 2020

Kalpana Chawla

She was the only girl at that time to join the aeronautical engineering stream at the Punjab Engineering College . Kalpana Chawla was born in India 's Karnal district of Haryana.

Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa

Madappa Cariappa was born on 28 January 1899 at Shanivarsanthe in erstwhile Coorg, which was centrally administered by the British. Cariappa, known as Chimma to his relatives, had his formal education in the Central High School at Madikeri, after which he pursued his college education at Presidency College , Madras . When World War I had concluded in 1918, Indian politicians of the time raised a demand to sanction Indians to the King's Commission. After strict screening, Cariappa was one among the privileged few who was selected for the first batch, which underwent rigorous pre-commission. He joined the first batch of KCIOs (King's Commissioned Indian Officers) at the Daly Cadet College in Indore and was commissioned in the Carnatic Infantry at Bombay .

Shakuntala Devi

A Genius from the age of three, a motivating speaker, a good writer, a living wonder, an internationally acclaimed mathematician  SHAKUNTALA DEVI, an inspiration for many. Shakuntala Devi has spelled bound and challenged the world with her unique talents. Born in a well-known family of Brahmin priests in Bangalore , Shakuntala Devi received her early lessons in mathematics from her grandfather. By the age of five she was recognized as a child prodigy and an expert in complex mental arithmetic. A year later she demonstrated her talents to a large assembly of students and professors at the University of Mysore .

Rabindranath Tagore

Even though, he was most famous as a poet, he was also an artist, novelist, playwright, philosopher and freedom fighter. Or simply, the writer of songs filled with love. His poetry covered a vast range of topics from nature to patriotism. Born on 8th May 1861 in Calcutta to Maharishi Devendranath, who himself came from a family of nobility, he was the youngest of 14 children. The family was addressed by the honourable title 'Thakur' which was later changed to Tagore.

Swamy Vivekananda

India has given birth to a variety of saints and Godmen. People who have achieved salvation through the paths of prayer, action and duty - bhakti, karma and dharma. Swami Vivekananda was also a saint. With one major difference, he worked towards the upliftment of his people, and not just towards his own salvation. He was a ' Karmayogi' in the true sense of the word. Born in Calcutta , on January 12th, 1863 to Vishwanatha Datta and Bhuvaneshwari, young Narendranath (which he was originally called) was extremely devoted to God. He was also extremely attached to his mother, who had a profound influence on his life. She used to tell him mythological stories, which he loved to hear. He often said that it was his mother who had been the constant inspiration of his work and life.

Once again Say Hats off India & be Happy to Be in India & to be an Indian Forever & Ever.

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