News Nation Logo

India Salutes APJ Abdul Kalam: PM Modi Leads Nation In Paying Tribute To 'People's President'

India Is Remembering Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam On His 88th Birth Anniversary.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 15 Oct 2019, 10:48:42 AM
PM Narendra Modi led nation in remembering former President APJ Abdul Kalam

PM Narendra Modi led nation in remembering former President APJ Abdul Kalam (Photo Credit: PTI File)

New Delhi:

World Students' Day 2019: India is remembering Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his 88th birth anniversary. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu. Dr Kalam became known as the 'Missile Man of India' for his contributions towards the development of the country's missile projects. He also played a key role in India's space programme. In 2002, he became the 11th President of India. The "People's President" suffered a cardiac arrest on July 27, 2015, and passed away while giving a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in remembering former President APJ Abdul Kalam on his 88th birth anniversary on Tuesday. Hailing his contributions to the country, PM Modi said that Kalam's life will keep on inspiring the people of the country.

"My heartfelt tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalamji on his anniversary. He dreamt of the India of 21st century, which was capable and then went on to give his exceptional contribution to the goal. His ideal life will keep on inspiring the people of the country. India salutes Dr APJ Abdul Kalamji on his Jayanti," PM Modi tweeted. He also shared a short video highlighting the key achievements of the former President's life embedded.

Several other leaders too remembered the former President on his birth anniversary. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, "Remembering former President of India and a phenomenal scientist, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary. He was a people's President who would continue to live in the hearts and minds of the people of India. I bow to him on his Jayanti."

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted, "The birthday of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam - the most popular President of India -is celebrated as World Students Day. He was a real teacher and loved students and even died while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. My tributes to the Bharat Ratna Abdul Kalam."

In 2010, the United Nations had decided to recognise October 15 as World Student Day.

For all the Latest India News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.

First Published : 15 Oct 2019, 10:48:42 AM