APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu the hometown of the former President, Lt Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, was visited by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 2nd death anniversary on July 27th, to inaugurate the grandeur memorial dedicated to the 11th President of India, Dr Kalam. Renowned as the Missile Man of India, Dr Kalam’s life is an inspiration for millions of Indian youth. He served as the President of India from 2002 to 2007 and left for the heavenly abode on July 27, 2015, in the middle of a lecture in Shillong.

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Built at the cost of rupees 20 Crores, the memorial is a national integration symbol since it showcases a fusion of Indian and Mughal designs and the foyer bears a resemblance to the India Gate, Delhi. The architecture of the dome reveals aspects of Rashtrapati Bhavan, whereas the gateway displays design of Brihadiswara Temple in Thanjavur. The interior of the memorial is engraved with Dr Kalam’s life and work, including the Pokhran nuclear test, and an installation of a replicated missile to celebrate his inputs to the space science.

Earlier the conditions of the site, where the people’s president was buried were in severely deteriorated conditions, but with this memorial, the conditions have improved drastically!

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