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Kalam Memorial foundation to be laid in Rameswaram today

The foundation stone for a national memorial of APJ Abdul Kalam will be laid in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday to mark the first death anniversary of the former president.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2016 09:42 IST
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Students wear masks of former President Dr Abdul Kalam during an event at Everwin Public School Maduravoyal in Chennai.
Students wear masks of former President Dr Abdul Kalam during an event at Everwin Public School Maduravoyal in Chennai.(V Srinivasulu/ HT Photo)

The foundation stone for a national memorial of APJ Abdul Kalam will be laid in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday to mark the first death anniversary of the former president.

The defence ministry has planned a host 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 titled “Mission of Life” depicting Kalam’s life and achievements towards nation-building will also be inaugurated.

The minister for urban development and information and broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu and defence minister Manohar Parrikar will unveil the statue and the memorial model in the presence of a host of dignitaries.