A host of activities to mark Kalam's death anniversary

Published: 12th July 2016 06:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2016 06:18 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation and House of Kalam have announced activities to pay tribute to the former President on July 27, his first death anniversary. The foundation managing trustee APJMJ Sheik Saleem said the activities were intended to carry forward Kalam’s legacy.

He added that a memorial for the leader would be built in Rameswaram, the late president’s birthplace. Anusha Ravi, CEO, Park Institutions, Coimbatore, urged students and the public to take an oath to plant one crore saplings, in accordance with the wish of Dr Kalam starting from July 27. “We have arranged for one lakh saplings to be planted on the day,” she said.

Space Kids director Shrimathi Kesan announced the launch of ‘Make for India’, where college students would be encouraged to come up with inventions that will be displayed on the anniversary.

“Young  Scientist India, a competition for school students to display their innovations, will be held at the Russian Cultural Centre on July 18,” she said. 

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