SHILLONG, Oct 15 - IIM Shillong today celebrated APJ Abdul Kalam�s 87th birth anniversary with the special screening of National Geographic�s ongoing documentary series, �Mega Icons,� featuring the former President.
The documentary series narrates some of the significant events in Kalam�s life and gives a scientific breakdown of how these events turned him into what he is known for around the world.
The film states that if there is one takeaway from the life of the former President, it is that adversities and hardships can serve as launch pads for ambition and success.
Director IIM, Shillong, Keya Sengupta paying tribute to the Missile Man reminded the audience the special bond the Institute shares with the former President.
�Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is no more a name. He is an institution in himself, a legend. He means different things to each one of us and there is so much to learn from his life experience,� Sengupta said.
She thanked National Geographic for the opportunity and asked the students to consider themselves fortunate to be able to view the screening on the life of a legendary personality who had great affinity for the Institute.
Moreover, students of IIM Shillong conducted a cultural event which witnessed dancing, singing, storytelling by school students, who are being promoted by the institute under the �Nurturing Minds� programme.