19 February, 2006- He created history by becoming the country's first President to undertake an undersea journey. Abdul Kalam boarded the INS Sindhurakshak, a Russian-origin kilo class submarine, from the Visakhapatnam Naval dockyard. The duration of the journey was around three-and-half hours during which Kalam had lunch with the crew members.
In April 2004, Kalam took his lectures to the world's highest battlefield - the Siachen glacier. The one-time missile man of India braved the chill and spent time interacting with the troops.
On June 8, 2006- He created history by becoming the first president to undertake a sortie in a fighter aircraft, a Sukhoi-30 MKI, from Lohegaon airbase. As a 74-year old, he created a record by becoming the oldest Indian co-pilot to do so.
As President, he donated his income from his first 10 months in office to the NGO created and managed by Mata Amritanandamayi.
"Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.”
"Thinking is progress. Non-thinking is stagnation of the individual, organisation and the country. Thinking leads to action. Knowledge without action is useless and irrelevant. Knowledge with action, converts adversity into prosperity."
"All God's creatures are His family; and he is the most beloved of God who tries to do most good to God's creatures."
Conclusion Dr. Kalam was a visionary. He dreamt of a better India, a safer India and a more successful India. He believed that India will become an economic super power very in the next 10 years and the youth of India can make his dream come true. He devoted his life for the betterment of the country. He is a perfect role model for everyone to portray.