New Delhi, August 28: After BJP MP making a request to PM Modi for changing Delhi’s Aurangzeb road to APJ Abdul Kalam, New Delhi Municipal Council on Friday decided to rename Aurangzeb Road to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road, said Delhi Chief Minister Arwind Kejriwal in a tweet.
Earlier, after the sudden demise of Missile Man, Dr. Abdul Kalam, BJP MP Maheish Girri had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider renaming Delhi's Aurangzeb Road after former President APJ Abdul Kalam to correct "wrongs" of history.
Girri in his official letter had written that by renaming the road name, it would be a fitting tribute to the memory of Kalam, widely regarded as the people's President.
"The whole nation is mourning the death of Kalam. He was a great scientist and social reformer who inspired millions across the country as well as dedicated his whole life for our motherland”, Girri wrote.
“As a tribute to the people's president, I hereby propose to rename the Aurangzeb road in New Delhi as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road," the East Delhi MP mentioned.
Later, talking to the media, he had justified his demand saying that the name Aurangzeb symbolizes "cruelty" and "if there has been wrongs we can always correct them." Girri claimed his demand had the backing of several members of other political parties as it was not a part of "BJP's agenda".
Dr. Kalam while giving lecture to IIM students in Shillong collapsed following to which he was admitted in ICU. Hours after doctor declared the demise of Dr. Kalam who passed away on 27 July’s evening.
Kalam played a pivotal role in India's Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998, the first since the test by India in 1974. He was known as the missile man of India. Dr Abdul Kalam had always strived hard for the education in the India and had always seen to be the man of simplicity.
Dr Kalam was the one changed the face of India’s defense sector and it wouldn’t be possible without him for India to reach, where India is today. He had also recited about the 2020 vision statement, specially, many times in Parliament
Dr Kalam was always loved by the children, whoever he meet to would motivate him and will only speak positive and strive for the bright future of country. He never got married. He also, had seen life very closely, being from the tough times of life to become scientist.
For his achievements, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna, and then he became the 11th President of India in 2002.