Live Streaming APJ Abdul Kalam’s Memorial Inauguration By PM Modi 27th July2017 : PM Modi to inaugurate Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameswaram today. Former President A PJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday at Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. Find Apj Abdul Kalam Latest News, Videos & Pictures on Apj Abdul Kalam and see latest updates, news.
APJ Abdul Kalam’s Memorial Inauguration By PM Modi 27th July2017
Abdul Kalam’s Memorial Inauguration : Tamil Nadu Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu will be among those present on the occasion. Kalam died of cardiac arrest in Shillong on this day two years ago. He was laid to rest at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram, around 560 km from here. After inaugurating the memorial built at an outlay of around Rs 15 crore, Modi will also flag off the ‘Kalam 2020 Science Vehicle‘.
This ‘Science Vehicle’, after being flagged off by the Prime Minister at Rameswaram will traverse through 17 States including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
The science vehicle’s ‘yatra’ will culminate at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in New Delhi on October 15, the birthday of Dr Kalam, according to the late President’s grandnephew Salim. “Members of our extended family and the people of Rameswaram are extremely happy at these initiatives coinciding with the second death anniversary of Dr Kalam,” he added.
Aiming to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the temple town of Rameswaram on July 27 a historic one, the State unit of the BJP launched a social media campaign glorifying former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the former President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s memorial at Pei Karumbu, Rameswaram, tomorrow (27.07.2017) at 11.30 AM. The Prime Minister will hoist the National flag at the memorial, designed and built by DRDO.
The Prime Minister will unveil a statue of Dr. Abdul Kalam, and offer floral tributes. Prime Minister Modi will interact with the family members of Dr. Kalam.
Later, the PM would flag off ‘Kalam Sandesh Vahini’, an exhibition bus which would travel across various States of the country and reach Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 15th which marks the birth anniversary of the former President.
Background of the Kalam Memorial
The memorial has been constructed by DRDO in exactly one year. Architecturally, it has taken inspiration from several national landmarks. The front entrance looks similar to India Gate, while the two domes are on the lines of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The Memorial has four main halls each depicting the life and times of Dr Kalam.
- Hall-1 focuses on his childhood and educational phase.
- Hall-2 the Presidential days, including address to Parliament and UN Council.
- Hall-3 his ISRO and DRDO days.
- Hall-4 his post-Presidential days, till he breathed his last at Shillong.
The construction material and other accessories for the Memorial have been shipped to Rameswaram from many parts of India.
- The crafted front doors are from Thanjavur;.
- stone claddings from Jaisalmer and Agra.
- stone pillars from Bengaluru.
- marbles from Karnatak.
- murals from Hyderabad, Shanti Niketan, Kolkata and Chennai.
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