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India 2020

India 2020

A Vision for the New Millennium

APJ Abdul Kalam
,
YS Rajan
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‘A book of dreams rooted in reality’ Indian Express
In this ground-breaking vision document, first published in 1998, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan offer a blueprint for India to be counted among the world’s top five economic powers by the year 2020. They cite growth rates and development trends to show that the goal is not unrealistic. Past successes—the green revolution and satellite-based communication linking remote regions of the country, for instance-bear them out. The same sense of purpose can make us a prosperous, strong nation in a matter of years, assert Kalam and Rajan.
This is a book that every citizen who hopes for a better India must read.
‘Combines the ideas of a visionary, the expertise of a great planner and the considered recommendations of some of India’s best technology experts’ Businessworld ‘This is no ordinary book . . . It should be in all libraries and on the desk of everyone who dreams about the future of India’ Tribune

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Apr/2020

ISBN: 9780143423683

Length : 344 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

India 2020

A Vision for the New Millennium

APJ Abdul Kalam
,
YS Rajan

‘A book of dreams rooted in reality’ Indian Express
In this ground-breaking vision document, first published in 1998, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan offer a blueprint for India to be counted among the world’s top five economic powers by the year 2020. They cite growth rates and development trends to show that the goal is not unrealistic. Past successes—the green revolution and satellite-based communication linking remote regions of the country, for instance-bear them out. The same sense of purpose can make us a prosperous, strong nation in a matter of years, assert Kalam and Rajan.
This is a book that every citizen who hopes for a better India must read.
‘Combines the ideas of a visionary, the expertise of a great planner and the considered recommendations of some of India’s best technology experts’ Businessworld ‘This is no ordinary book . . . It should be in all libraries and on the desk of everyone who dreams about the future of India’ Tribune

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APJ Abdul Kalam

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.

YS Rajan

Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan is a well-recognized authority and a thought leader on technology development, business management and society linkages. He held various positions of responsibility related to science and technology between 1988 and 2002 and has shaped key policies and implemented several successful R&D projects with industry participation. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2012. Srijan Pal Singh is an engineer and management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was with the Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (IIST) where he directly worked with Kalam as a scientific advisor.

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