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PM inaugurates Abdul Kalam Memorial in Rameshwaram

PM inaugurates Abdul Kalam Memorial in Rameshwaram

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s Memorial at Rameswaram today. Abdul Kalam, the Missile man of India died on July 27, 2015 in Shillong due to cardiac arrest.

PM will be hoisting the National flag at the memorial. Modi also will be offering floral tributes to the late President after unveiling the statue of Dr. Kalam.

Several State and Union ministers will also participate in this event. One of the most remarkable things about the memorial is that it has been constructed by DRDO taking inspiration from various national monuments.

For instance, the front entrance resembles the India Gate, the two domes are on the lines of Rahstrapati Bhavan.

Another significant part of the Memorial is that it has material and other accessories from all parts of the country. For example, the crafted front doors are  from Thanjavur, stone pillars are from Bengaluru, stone claddings are from Jaisalmer and Agra, marbles are from Karnataka and murals are from Hyderabad, like this.

The Memorial consists of four main halls. Each hall portrays the pictures of the incidents from the life of Dr. Kalam. His childhood and education related things can be seen in Hall 1, information on Presidential days can be seen in Hall 2, scientific related things including ISRO and DRDO days can be viewed in Hall 3 and the things after his Presidential term can be seen in Hall 4.

Today the first phase of memorial is inaugurated and the second phase will be completed within two years which will have a library, planetarium and auditorium.

Later, ‘Kalam Sandesh Vahini’, the exhibition bus would be flagged off by the PM. This Science Vehicle will travel throughout the country exhibiting the achievements of Dr. Kalam in Science and reach Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 15, the birth anniversary of late President Dr. Kalam.

Prime Minister Modi also addresses the public and distributes sanction letters to the beneficiaries under Blue Revolution scheme.

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