Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a memorial of former president A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram on July 27 said BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan.
The party’s state unit is making all arrangements for the visit, she said.
The memorial will reflect India’s diversity and various cultures and will pay homage to Kalam’s life, displaying replicas of rockets and missiles that the late ace scientist worked on.
“The elevation in the front resembles the India Gate,” Kalam’s grand nephew Saleem says.
“He worked in ISRO where he (helped develop) the SLV 3 and that too is in display. Inside, the DRDO Agni missile is displayed,” Saleem added. “There is a lot that the people can learn from here.”
The inauguration will take place at 11 am on July 27 which will be followed by PM Modi holding a public meeting.
Several chief ministers, governors, the Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and the Indian Space Research Organisation chairman, among other dignitaries are also expected to be present at the inauguration.
The first phase of memorial will be inaugurated on 27th July and second phase is expected to be complete with in 2 years.
“The second phase of the memorial… will have a library, planetarium and auditorium,” Salem said.
A temple tourist destination in Tamil Nadu, Rameswaram is the birthplace of the Kalam.
Kalam, a career scientist turned statesman, was the 11th president from 2002 to 2007. He passed away on July 27, 2015.