Former president APJ Abdul Kalam’s aide Srijan Pal Singh has posted on Facebook the assignment which Kalam wanted to give to the students of IIM Shillong after the end of his lecture. Singh wrote that a couple of hours before he died, Kalam made him type ‘this Surprise Assignment for his students at IIM.’ Kalam collapsed in the middle of his speech after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was later taken to a local hospital where he passed away.
The Last Assignment of the Teacher of teachers
Like I said earlier, Dr. Kalam wanted politics to be only development politics and the parliament to be vibrant. On his last day, a couple of hours before it all ended he made me type this Surprise Assignment for his students at IIM. He would have given them this assignment at the end of the lecture during which his mortal life ended. I think it will be a fitting tribute if each one of us can ponder on Dr. Kalam’s last assignment and reflect, Would be happy to hear from all ! Lets make it happen for Kalam! Will put a website on this dedicated to sir on this topic once we have some responses…
“Dear friends, as I conclude today’s lecture let me give you a small assignment on a very important issue which affects the nation. As you might have read in the news the Parliament in Delhi is stalled for the whole of this session over various issues and deadlocks. Of course, a non-functioning Parliament hampers national development and growth.
I have been the President of India from 2002-2007 and in that time I saw two different governments. Under both of them, there were many issues where the Parliament did not function for many days leading to loss to the nation.
I want three of you to volunteer to come up here tomorrow and give a 5 minute view on how can we resolve the issue of non-functioning Parliament time and again? What is your view on the issue, how does it compare with the rest of the world and what innovative solution you can think of? How should the government and opposition work to ensure the Parliament works for development and yet remains fair and transparent? You can even make a 2-3 slide presentation if you wish to.
I will live tweet any good idea on my twitter account – so that 15 lakh people out there will follow your views.”
If you wish you can also mail be any idea on firstname.lastname@example.org
Srijan Pal Singh