Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated former President APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial at Rameswaram in Tami Nadu on Thursday. India’s missile man APJ Abdul Kalam’s death anniversary is on Thursday. He died on July 27, 2015. This monument has been constructed by Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
PM Modi unveiled a statue of Kalam in the memorial and paid floral tribute to the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. On this occasion, the PM also spoke to the members of the former President’s family. The Prime Minister also flagged off the ‘Kalam Message Correspondent’ exhibition bus, which will travel to different states of the country. On October 15, the bus will reach the Rashtrapati Bhavan on former President’s Birth anniversary.
Speaking on the occasion of inaguration of Kalam memorial, Abdul Kalam’s nephew said that, “this monument will reflect India’s diversity and different cultures.” He also added that, this monument is a tribute to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and will show replicas of rockets and missiles. He also said that this monument will look grand like India Gate. He also said that Kalam worked in ISRO, where he helped develop SLV3 and he is also in the exhibition.While expressing his words of wisdom in a Publiuc rally in Mandabam PM Modi said that, “Rameswaram has a vital place in our history and it is also known as a place so closely associated with Dr Kalam. It is this sacred land that gave India one of its most famous sons Dr APJ Abdul Kalam”
Along with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam PM Modi also talked about former chief minister Jayalalitha, Modi said I can feel the void created by her demise. If, she was here today in our midst, she would have been very happy and extended her good wishes. She is a leader we all remember, Modi said.