The agenda item has been proposed by CABE member Latif Magdum, who also suggested setting up of an institute of medical science to run short-term certificate courses in first aid, hospital management, ward management and other such areas.
“India will never forget the remarkable contributions of Kalam. He had a great passion for teaching and education and truly ignited young minds with the power to think and innovate,” President Kovind said.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will preside over the function to rename the school and will also unveil a life size statue of Dr Kalam.
It is known that late APJ Abdul Kalam was an incredibly down-to-earth person, and chose to lead a simple life despite having all the privileges at his end. Shedding light on the fact, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi shared a rare belonging of the former president on Twitter.
“Kalam and Modi are great ‘karma yogis’ (selfless workers) dedicated to the development of the nation,” Naidu said in his welcome address at a function after the inauguration of the memorial of late ‘Missile Man’ Kalam.
Various schemes launched by central government whether it was “Stand up India or Start up India, ‘Amrut’ cities or smart cities or Clean India projects would go a long way in realising Kalam’s dream of “developed India”, he said.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tribute to Kalam at a function on the occasion of the former president’s second death anniversary.
Solibacillus kalamii, the new bug named after APJ Abdul Kalam, could be a key source for chemicals that can help protect against radiation damage.
Speaking at the trailer launch of Raman Raghav 2.O, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, “He (APJ Abdul Kalam) was a great personality and I would be happy if I get a chance to play him on screen.”
Formation of political party with the name of A P J Abdul Kalam is in breach of such glorious tradition left behind by the former presidents, the judge said.
This decision comes months after AAP govt criticized the Centre for allocating Kalam’s official residence at 10, Rajaji Marg to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
The belongings of Kalam that Mishra will bring back include his clothes, spectacles, utensils and his notes.
The move comes amid the AAP government’s criticism of the Centre’s decision to allot Kalam’s official bungalow to Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
A team of Delhi government officials will visit Kalam’s house in Rameswaram, following which his belongings will be displayed at Delhi Haat in INA as a “creative presentation of his memories and heritage”.
Meanwhile, education officials welcomed the move and promised to follow it for all future visits.