BANGALORE: An 80-year-old inspiration-enabled Indian ‘missile’ hits Facebook. Set to penetrate the hearts of fans across the globe for the first time through a social networking site, this piece of igniting information could be your dose of enlightenment on a Monday morning. It’s exclusive to Express. APJ gets FBied.
So, when former President A P J Abdul Kalam made up his mind to get FBied, little did he realise that there are already over 10 ‘other Kalams’ ruling the net, with one even having a fan following running into lakhs.
Hence, the original Kalam’s official address on FB will be: www.facebook.com/OfficialKalam. Like his missile launch campaigns, Kalam quietly ran the trial run of his new-found-love a month ago and late on Saturday night (February 4), decided to make the site go live.
Giving him company in his FB mission was his Man Friday and IIM-Ahmedabad grad Srijan Pal Singh.
“I travel across Indian cities and villages meeting thousands of people, a majority of youth, who are great innovators and social entrepreneurs. Through my social networking page I want to enlighten the nation about initiatives, ideas and people who are silently shaping the future of this country. I look forward to a constructive discussion on such initiatives, which would be vital for achieving the vision for an economically-developed India by 2020,” Kalam told Express.
He said that his FB page will be a tool to promote a spirit of What Can I Give among the citizens, especially the youth.
“I will be sharing all the examples and ideas from the nation, of those who have been giving to the society, nation or environment to create smiles, happiness and peace. I am calling this the What Can I Give diary, which will be regularly uploaded on the page,” said Kalam.