On 27th July 2015, India lost its brightest gem. The Missile Men of India was no more among us. Two years since his death, India observes the 2nd death anniversary of the 11th President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam. PM Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate the much-anticipated Kalam Memorial at the Knowledge Center in Rameswaram tomorrow.

According to Kalam’s nephew Saleem, the Knowledge Center will reflect the rich cultural diversity of India. A tribute to Kalam, the memorial would display the replica of the rockets and missiles designed by APJ.

The PM will inaugurate the Kalam Memorial or Knowledge Center, as they call it, at Kalam’s birth town in Tamil Nadu. The first phase of the center is already complete. It’ll display the belongings, ideas, lifestyle, and inspiring work of the former Indian president. The second phase of this project is likely to finish in two years. Upon completion, the center will feature a conference hall, planetarium, and a library comprising of Kalam’s write-ups and favorite books. Commerce Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Rameswaram-based center for inspection today.

The Inauguration ceremony will start at 12 noon. PM Modi will arrive in Ramnathpuram Mandapam at 11:30 in the morning. After the flag hoisting ceremony, the PM will participate in public meetings for discussions on development-centric projects. The Jaipur Was Museum owner has dispatched a wax statue of Kalam, especially for this occasion. The statue will glorify the beauty of Rameswaram’s Knowledge Center.

Here are some exclusive photographs of the APJ Abdul Kalam Knowledge Center.


(Photo Credits: All India Radio News)

Kalam was an inspiration for millions of teachers, scientists, and students in India. On this occasion, about 50 million students from across India will sing the ‘Kalam Anthem’ at the inauguration ceremony. The kids will perform at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 3-minute ‘Kalam Salam’ anthem in Tamil was written by famous lyricist Vairamuthu. The music for the official anthem was composed by Ghibran and sung by Sid Sriram. The Hindi version of the anthem is composed by Prasoon Joshi whereas the Telugu version was released by Vasanth Sai.


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