Beijing, Nov 5 (TruthDive): China’s Peking University has invited former Indian President Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam famously known as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to teach its students.
The prestigious university has also offered him to make a lab of Kalam’s own choice to teach the students. Kalam was happy with the offer and finally said his decision depends on his schedules.
During Kalam’s first visit to China, Peking University’s Chairman Zhu Shanlu has offered this choice to Kalam last night, during his meeting with the former Indian President. When Kalam was asked if he would accept the offer, the 82-year-old told, “I am a professor. I am teaching in US and being a professor, I take the knowledge wherever I go and share it. Especially, I like to meet youngsters and would like to share my knowledge with them.”
Kalam further said he is very interested in educating sustainable development. He praised the recent move of Peking University to open an ethics department and said it is a “wonderful idea”.
H Sheridon, Kalam’s secretary said that Kalam was asked to teach the students once in a year in the topic of his own choice and he was offered to stay in China as long as he wants. The topic could be humanities or science and technology, adding that the university’s offer also included setting a laboratory as per the choice of Kalam.
Kalam started his career as Aerospace engineer. He became India’s topmost directed missile scientist leading the DRDO that has come up recently with Agni V missile having the range of 5,000 km, which has brought several Chinese cities inside its range.
Today, China has organized a visit for the former Indian President to the Chinese academy of aerospace technology, after altering its previous plans of visiting its topmost aeronautical plant which construct its fighter planes.
Tomorrow, he is slated to formally address the Peking University students and have an interaction with Chinese as well as Indian professionals at the Indian Embassy here.