Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam invited by China to teach at PKU
China on 2 November 2012 invited Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President and Missile Man of India to teach at the Peking University of China. The nation also offered him the lab of his choice to work on with the students. The invitation came up during Dr. Kalam’s visit to the Beijing Forum by the Chairperson Zhu Shanlu of Peking University.
About Bejing Forum
Beijing Forum is the intellectual body backed by the Chinese Government, Chinese Ministry of Education and the Beijing Municipal Government. It is co-sponsored by Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, Peking University, and Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies.
About Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Arul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam) served India as its 11th President and is reckoned as an eminent scientist of India. Also known as the Missile Man of India for development of Ballistic Missile and its launch Vehicle. Dr. Kalam has also worked as an aerospace engineer with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
After retiring as a President of India he has been sharing the knowledge with the young people and students of the nation. He is a visiting Professor to Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad and Indian Institute of Management Indore. He is also a Chancellor at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram. He serves Aerospace Engineering at Anna University (Chennai) and JSS University (Mysore) as its Professor. Apart from all this he has been visiting different institutes across India as a visiting faculty.
Awards won by Kalam
He has been awarded with India’s highest Civilian honor, Bharat Ratna in the year 1997
In 1998, he was awarded with Veer Savarkar Award by Government of India
In the year 2012 was awarded with Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by Simon Fraser University
He was conferred with Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration in 1997 by Government of India
He was conferred with Padma Vibhushan in the year 1990 by Government of India
In the year 1981 he was awarded Padma Bhushan
Royal Society of U.K. awarded him King Charles II Medal in the year 2007.
The University of Wolverhampton, U.K awarded him Honorary Doctorate of Science in the year 2007
Source: Jagran Josh
Edited by: Arthars