Knowledge makes you great ... By, Dr. APJ Abdulkalam
I am with you, I would like to talk about knowledge. Knowledge has
four components, creativity, righteousness, courage and indomitable
spirit. That the combination of these characteristics can generate
enlightened citizens. Let us look at the first component Creativity:
"Learning gives creativity Creativity leads to thinking Thinking provides knowledge Knowledge makes you great"
The next component of knowledge is righteousness. The power of Righteousness is described in a divine hymn, which is as follows:
"Where there is righteousness in the heart There is beauty in the character. When there is beauty in the character, There is harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home. There is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There is peace in the world."
The third component is Courage, which is defined as follows:
"Courage to think different, Courage to invent, Courage to travel into an unexplored path, Courage to discover the impossible, Courage to combat the problems
And Succeed, are the unique qualities of the youth. As a youth of my nation, I will work and work with courage to achieve success in all the missions."
The fourth component is Indomitable Spirit.
would like to recall a great clarion call of indomitable spirit, which
was given by Sir C V Raman, at the age of 82. The message is still
reverberating in my mind: "I would like to tell the young men and
women before me not to lose hope and courage. Success can only come to
you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you. I can
assert without fear of contradiction that the quality of the Indian mind
is equal to the quality of any Teutonic, Nordic or Anglo-Saxon mind.
What we lack is perhaps courage, what we lack is perhaps driving force,
which takes one anywhere. We have, I think, developed an inferiority
complex. I think what is needed in India today is the destruction of
that defeatist spirit. We need a spirit of victory, a spirit that will
carry us to our rightful place under the sun, a spirit, which will
recognize that we, as inheritors of a proud civilization, are entitled
to a rightful place on this planet. If that indomitable spirit were to
arise, nothing can hold us from achieving our rightful destiny."
Hence friends, now you realize, knowledge is equal to the equation:
I would like to inform that Dr.D.K.Shrivastava Awarded with LPA Best Librarian “Public” National award-2013.The Board of Directors of Library Professional Association (LPA) New Delhi and their Executive Members gave away the best
librarian awards in five categories. The awards were presented at a
special function organised at Indian Social Institute(ISI) on the
Ocassion of National Conference on Knowledge Organisation in Academic
Libraries (KOAL-2013). First Women IPS of India Dr. Kiran Bedi was the
Chief Guest of Function and Guest of Honour by world famous Poet and
writer Dr Sarojani Pritam, inaugurated the function and President of LPA and Senior Principal Scientist at NISCAIR, Dr. M Natrajan,Vice President and Senior Scintiest DRDO Dr.K.P.Singh, Treasurer of LPA and Chief Librarian Lingayas University, Secretary of LPA and Library and Information officer Election
Commission of India Mr. Salek Chand and Joint Secretory of LPA and
Chief Librarian Asia pacific Institute of Management N.Delhi Dr. Satya
Prakash Jointly gave away the awards. Best Librarian (School)Award was
presented To Mrs. Manavata Judesh, Librarian,Bal Bharati School,
Gajiyabad (U.P). Best Librarian(College)Award was presented To Mr.
Rajendra Kumar, Librarian, Institute of Technology Panipat (Hariyana),
Best Librarian(Corporate)Award was presented To Mrs. Kamaljeet
Kour,Librarian,MGM College Jalandhar (Punjab), Best
Librarian(Public)Award was presented To a vibrant professional
Dr.D.K.Shrivastava, Divisional Librarian(I/C),Govt. Divisional Public
Library Kota(Rajasthan) who has to his credit several best librarian
awards. He is also considered among the best Public library automation experts in Rajasthan.
Shri Sukhdev Singh Best Librarian(School)Award was presented To Mrs.
Manju Sanga, New Delhi(its an Special Award given to Physically
Handicapped Library Professional of India),The vote of thanks was
extended by Mr Anand Anjali Jha, Deputy Manger-Knowledge Management,
CMS,New delhi .
I congratulate to Dr. D.K. Shrivastava for his award.
Inspired by a landmark exhibition mounted by the British Museum in 1963
to celebrate five eventful centuries of the printed word, Nicholas A.
Basbanes offers a lively consideration of writings that have "made
things happen" in the world, works that have both nudged the course of
history and fired the imagination of countless influential people.
In his fifth work to examine a specific aspect of book culture, Basbanes
also asks what we can know about such figures as John Milton, Edward
Gibbon, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Adams,
Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Henry James, Thomas Edison, Helen
Keller––even the notorious Marquis de Sade and Adolf Hitler––by knowing
what they have read. He shows how books that many of these people have
consulted, in some cases annotated with their marginal notes, can offer
tantalizing clues to the evolution of their character and the
development of their thought.
We can thank digital for much of the gain, of course, with
overall digital sales up a whopping 66%, split between e-book sales (up
134%) and digital fiction sales (up 149%). And yes, physical book sales
were down, though with a mere 1% dip, only slightly. But what I’m not
sure anyone was expecting was this: Total sales of physical books in the
fiction genre actually grew by 3%. Take a bow, Fifty Shades of Grey.