APJ Abdul Kalam’s Memorial Rameshwaram, TamilNadu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial In His Hometown Rameswaram in 27th July 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated a memorial for APJ Abdul Kalam, built at the burial site of the former president at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.
The memorial, build at a cost of 20 crores, blends Mughal and Indian architecture. Its main entrance resembles Delhi’s India gate. The dome reflects the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The main door is a replica of the entrance of the Brihadiswara Temple in Tanjavur.
The memorial will reflect India’s diversity and various cultures and will pay homage to Kalam’s life, displaying replicas of rockets and missiles that the late ace scientist worked on.
It is the second death anniversary of the missile man of India today ( 27th July 2017)
It is a proud moment for all of us. APJ’s teaching will now live through this monument, and will give the belief in oneself to all those people who come here,” said Sheik Saleem, grand nephew of APJ Abdul Kalam, about the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam memorial which is constructed in the site where the mortal remains of the former President was laid to rest two years back.Every stone placed in the memorial represents Kalam’s dream of United India.
The memorial was built by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as a tribute to Kalam, coinciding with his second death anniversary.
Mr. Modi flagged off ‘Kalam Sandesh vahini’, an exhibition bus carrying Kalam’s Vision 2020. It will travel to various States before reaching the Rashtrapathi Bhavan on October 15, coinciding with Kalam’s 86th birth anniversary.
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 APJ Abdul Kalam,” said Modi while addressing a public rally in Mandabam.