APJ Abdul Kalam death anniversary: Govt lays down memorial for ‘Missile Man’

By: | Updated: July 27, 2016 2:15 PM

On first death anniversary Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Minister for Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu today laid down...

Speaking on the occasion, Venkaiah Naidu said, "We have gathered here for one of the greatest sons of our soil, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. He continues to live among us".Speaking on the occasion, Venkaiah Naidu said, “We have gathered here for one of the greatest sons of our soil, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. He continues to live among us”.

On first death anniversary Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Minister for Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting, M Venkaiah Naidu today laid down foundation stone for building a memorial at Peikarumbu, his burial site in Rameswaram Island. The ministers also unveiled his life-size statue near the memorial site and a 3D model of the memorial building. Dr Kalam is popularly know as ‘Missile Man’ of India.

Speaking on the occasion, Venkaiah Naidu said, “We have gathered here for one of the greatest sons of our soil, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam…. He continues to live among us”. In a number of tweets, Naidu said, “It is difficult to believe that it is already one year since the great man left all of us for heavenly abode. It is difficult still even to believe that Dr Kalam passed away. It is because for such people, death is yet another physical event of life. They continue to be with us all the time by the sheer power of their thoughts, ideas and their contributions to the motherland and humanity at large. Dr Kalam will live forever in our minds and hearts.”

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Defence ministry has put up a number of events on the occasion of first death anniversary of Dr Kalam which included a exhibition on his achievements and life and his contribution towards India’s growth. The ministry has named the exhibition as “Mission of Life.”

Dr APJ Kalam suffered a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the IIM-Shillong on July 27.

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