प्रस्तुत हैं पुस्तक के कुछ अंश
Science and technology are not something new to India. The list is long, from Aryabhatta and Varahamira to C.V. Raman, J.C. Bose, S. Chandrasekhar, and Vikram Sarabhai. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam can justly lay claim to this great heritage. He is a practical scientist, pushing himself to excellence, and inspiring others to give their best. The result is the great contribution he made to India's defence programme. But he is more than just a scientist. He has allied his knowledge and understanding of the potential of science and technology with an energising vision for the development of India and her people. It is this vision that propelled him into the office of President. It is for this reason we call him Dr Kalam, Scientist and Humanist — truly a Bharat Ratna, the jewel of India.