The people of the country were not sympathetic about the delay in launching the AGNI missile. After repeated failures, Kalam addressed his team; he encouraged them and finally announced that AGNI will be launched successfully in the very next trial. His words rejuvenated his entire team and they began to work with renewed energy.
Several dignitaries were invited for the launch. On the eve of the launch, the Defense Minister asked Kalam how he wanted to celebrate the AGNI success. Kalam asked for a thousand saplings to be planted in their Research Centre. The next day, Mother Earth blessed them with the success of AGNI as it was a smooth launch.