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Foundation stone for Abdul Kalam's memorial to be laid today

Updated: Jul 27, 2016 07:50 IST      
Foundation stone for Abdul Kalam's memorial to be laid today

Rameswaram, July 27 (ANI): The foundation stone for the National Memorial of late former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will be laid at Peikarumbu, his burial site in Rameswaram Island today.

To mark the first death anniversary of former president, the Ministry of Defence has planned to host a number of events.

This includes the foundation stone-laying for a National Memorial of Dr. Kalam, unveiling his life-size statue and a 3-D model of the memorial. An exhibition named "Mission of Life" depicting the life of Kalam and his achievements towards nation building will also be inaugurated.

Minister for Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will grace the occasion by unveiling the statue and the memorial model.

Dr. Kalam passed away on July 27, last year while delivering a lecture at the IIM-Shillong in Meghalaya. He suffered a massive cardiac arrest. (ANI)

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