Rameswaram a spiritual light house, says PM

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 27, 2017

Kalam was laid to rest at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram. Abdul Kalam more of a saint than a scientist and had attained sainthood by the way he lived.

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.

The ceremony kick started with PM Modi hoisting the national flag at the memorial and later flag off an exhibition bus "Kalam Sandesh Vahini" that is slated to travel across states and reach Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 15, marking the birth anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam.

According to officials, the model of Agni-II missile which weighs four-tonne and is 45-feet in height has been set up in Kalam's memorial.

Social media is flooded with Abdul Kalam's inspiring quotes and words of wisdom as people recalls the leader's contribution towards a nation without barriers, education without restrictions, unity without hindrance.

Modi inaugurate Kalam's memorial in Rameswaram.

At the function on Thursday, there was visible bonhomie between Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

If the main entrance doors have the artwork from Tanjavur, the stone claddings used were brought from Jaisalmer in Rajasthan and Agra in Uttar Pradesh; marbles from Karnataka and murals from Hyderabad in Telangana, Santiniketan in West Bengal and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. If, she was here today in our midst, she would have been very happy and extended her good wishes.

He also flagged off new express train from Rameswaram to Ayodhya.

On the occasion of second death anniversary of Missile Man A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Prime.

Modi then proceeded to Mandapam for a public meeting.

Defence Secretary (Research and Development) and DRDO Chairman S. Christopher briefed Modi about the memorial. "I can see that today's youth wants to scale heights of progress and become job creators". He died of a cardiac arrest on 27 July 2015 in Shillong where he had gone to deliver a lecture.

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