Foundation stone of former President Dr. Kalam’s memorial laid in Rameswaram

New Delhi: The foundation stone for a national memorial of A P J Abdul Kalam was laid in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday morning to mark the first death anniversary of the former president.

The Defence Ministry hosted a series of events, including the foundation stone-laying for a national memorial of Kalam, unveiling his life-size statue and a 3-D model of the memorial.

An exhibition named “Mission of Life” depicting the life of Kalam and his achievements towards nation building has also been inaugurated.

The Minister for Urban Development and Information & Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar unveiled the statue and the memorial model, in the presence of a host of dignitaries.