You will wonder to know that former President and ‘Missile Man’ APJ Abdul Kalam was the first to come up with the idea of planting the tricolor on the moon. Preparation for the mission had begun and scientists were deciding on which instruments to use when they had a serendipitous encounter with Kalam. “Kalam had a meeting with the scientists. I was not present. He suggested painting the tricolour on the impactor that would land on the moon” recalled Jitendra Nath Goswami (Indian Scientist & Researcher)
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Motivational Story – When A. P. J. Abdul Kalam came up with idea of planting India’s Tricolor on Moon
My first teacher was my sister, she is a pianist and she taught and introduced me to music. Music was there with me all the time. It was only when I went to London to do my higher studies, after completing my schooling in Delhi, that I developed a different yearning for music. Thus the Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC) was born
Papa started my training at a very young age and it was not an age when you consider your career options. Since childhood, it was just wrestling. I grew up seeing my sisters (Geeta and Babita) train. So taking up any other sport or occupation never really crossed my mind. When I was 8-year-old, I had thought of quitting wrestling. I was very young to put through such a regime (by my father) and I often used to tell mummy that I can’t take it anymore. She used to console me by saying it’s just a matter of three years and I should continue with the training. It happened over a course of many years that she kept consoling me by saying it was a matter of three years and now I am really happy that her ‘three years’ brought the best out of me.
Being a techie with an engineering background, Manish Raisinghan says acting happened by accident. “I was picked by my seniors to participate in inter-college fashion show as they were short of one model and they chose me to fill in that gap and I happened to be selected as the best male model which somehow started my journey. It was never really a part of the plan. Acting was again an unplanned move. The opportunity not just came knocking but made sure I own it for life.
I grew up in Shillong, and like any other family, my father wanted me to be a doctor. When I told him that I wanted to be a musician, he flipped. I went to St. Columbus in Delhi. I went to England after Class 10 to learn music. I was supposed to come back, because we didn’t have money. I told my mother to sell the house, because I was so confident, but she didn’t. Miraculously, a very kind lady decided to be my fairy Godmother, and benefactors.