At the S.N.Bose National Center for Basic Sciences Kolkata, former President Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam inaugurated a Children Science Congress.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Kalam said the event is standing on the shoulders of great scientific minds like S N Bose, J C Bose, Meghnath Saha, Sir C V Raman, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai and many other great scientists.
He said he would be more than happy to share a few thoughts on the topic "excellence in thinking and actions".
He further asked young buds present on the occasion to accept science as a life mission, with excellence in thinking and action by striving to work with their utmost potential .
Asserting that history has proven that those who dare to imagine the impossible are the ones who break all human limitations, Dr. Kalam said: " In every field of human endeavor, whether science, medicine, sports, the arts, or technology, the names of the people who imagined the impossible and achieved are engraved in our history. By breaking the limits of their imagination, they changed the world."
The former president also shared his interaction with students in State Children Science Congress (2012) Uttar Pradesh State Science Congress at Barabanki, Southern Regional Science Congress at Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, Mega Science Fair at Darbhanga (Bihar) and National Children Science Congress at Varanasi.
He also referred to the recent development by two teams at the CERN Laboratory towards the discovery of the "God Particle" , a popular name for an elementary particle called Higgs Boson, named after a great scientist Peter Higgs and already some progress is being made in this direction in 2011, and it may be possible that within the next few year, we would be able to understand better about the God's Particle and unravel the mystery of why matter exists and how universe came into being.
Dr. Kalam said: "I am sure, some of you, as scientists of tomorrow would be finding such sub-atomic, fundamental physics as a research area for your scientific pursuits and would play a vital role in discovering more about this unique area of particle physics."