PM Modi to inaugrate Abdul Kalam's memorial in Rameswaram today
CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram on the second death anniversary of the former President.
Modi will unveil a statue of Dr Kalam and will offer a floral tribute. He is also scheduled to interact with the family members of Dr Kalam.
Kalam died of cardiac arrest in Shillong on this day two years ago. He was laid to rest at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram, around 560 km from here.
A life-size seven-foot tall bronze statue of Abdul Kalam, 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.