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Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam's last book 'Advantage India-From Challenge to Opportunity' was launched at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIMA)
The book has been co-authored by IIMA alumnus Srijan Pal Singh, who along with IIMA director Prof Ashish Nanda were present on the occasion.
In this book, Kalam tried to provide insight into how can the new initiatives, such as 'Make in India', 'Swachh Bharat', skill development and 'Smart Cities', can be used to unleash the country's vast potential,
According to Singh, who had earlier co-authored 'Target 3 Billion' with Kalam in 2011, Kalam had completed 99 per cent of the book before he died in July this year.
"This book also contains his last lecture which he was supposed to give at IIM-Shillong, but died while giving it,” said Singh.
“This book contains his thoughts and views about how India can surge ahead. Kalam sir also used some imaginary and humorous conversations in the book to put forward his point on difficult subject matters," he added.
"I believe that there should be a memorial of Kalam sir, and what could be better than a library as a memorial for him. I am planning to launch this project with 25 libraries across India, which will provide books to those children who cannot afford to buy it" he added further.
While as a tribute to the former President, Singh also announced to start a library project titled 'Kalam Library'.