To the ‘Missile Man’ of India: Thank You Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for inspiring us
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 27-Jul-2017

New Delhi, July 27: The day when the nation lost its gem, the soul who always inspired by his teachings and aura, the person who took the nation on the international level was none other than India’s loved, respected Former President Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam. Today on the eve of 2nd death anniversary whole nation pays tributes to this eminent personality who made believe everyone that ‘If you want to shine like a Sun, first burn like a Sun.’

Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam’s memorial.

The sudden death of Former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on July 27, 2015, witnessed a massive out pouring of grief in the entire nation.  Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, a renowned scientist, a beloved President and above all, a great teacher.

It has been two years since Abdul Kalam left the mortal world after suffering a massive cardiac arrest but his immense volume of wise words and golden thoughts still ring true. Born on October 15, 1931, at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, the simple-natured Dr Kalam earned the tag of ‘Missile Man’ due to his extraordinary contribution in the field of aeronautics. When he took over the Presidency reigns (2002 to 2007), Dr Kalam redefined the position and went on to become People’s President, the one who touched everyone’s lives.

In his lifetime, Abdul Kalam has shared a vast collection of inspirational thoughts, beautiful quotes and motivating anecdotes which serve as a guiding light in the dark tunnel, even after his saddening departure. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam continues to live on in our memories with his words. 

Today on this 2nd death anniversary of Dr Kalam, a majestic memorial will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi at Peykarambu, the place where the late President was buried after he breathed last on July 27. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial is designed and built by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) at the cost of about Rs 15 Crore. A life-size seven-foot tall bronze statue of ‘People’s President’ has been placed behind the memorial building along with a model of a 45-foot tall four tonnes weighing ‘Agni-II’ missile, a project with which Dr Kalam was intensely involved when heading the DRDO, has been installed at the rear. It is expected to be a massive tourist attraction but our hearts still ache and eyes become misty thinking Dr Kalam is no more with us. We miss you and will keep missing you forever, our beloved President Kalam.

Dr. Abdul Kalam – was an epitome inspiration for countless people. His teachings gave hopes to millions – He was really an angel who with his ‘Gold Touch’ inspired the land wherever he went.