Today, the nation remembers one of the True legends of Indian history. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who is a former President of India, Scientists and above all of it, true human and patriot. Born on 15th Oct 1931, the man served the nation with new inventions and developments.
He is named as “Missile Man” of India because of his works in that field. He is also the first President of India who used Internet to communicate with people directly.
A real tribute for him lies in remembering him on his 85th birthday today with due respect. He loved children and youth a lot. He always encouraged youth to multiply their skills and serve the nation in the best possible manner. He died on July 27th 2015 while delivering a speech at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong.
His 83 years life is truly an inspiring story. Though he became the 11th President of India, he continued his services after getting out of the office too as an inspirer.
APJ Abdul Kalam served India as a Scientist in DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). In his tenure, nation conducted many inventions and researches successfully. In Indian Nuclear technology, Kalam has his own mark of development.
DRDO officials team headed by PK Singh visited the memorial site at Peikarumbu where Dr. Kalam was laid to rest after his death. Paying their respects, the officials decided to construct a memorial there. The work is starting from today itself and will be completed by July 27th 2017, the day of his second death anniversary.
The project costs about Rs.50 crore worth. In the First phase a memorial will be constructed with the budget of Rs.15 crores pertaining to 27,000 sq. ft area which covers his burial spot. Already a statue is placed inside the site.
In the second phase a Knowledge center will be constructed in his memory. This will be a true inspiring and a knowledge transfer institution for the youth in India. Undoubtedly, Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam was a true Patriot and the nation salutes him in this manner.