On the occasion of APJ Abdul Kalaam’s first death anniversary, a life-size bronze statue was unveiled by the Defence Ministry at Peikarumbu.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said, “Dr. Kalam will live forever in our minds and hearts. His thoughts continue to be with us all the time”.
“It is difficult still to believe that Dr. Kalam passed away and that this great man left all of us for his heavenly abode,” he added.
The foundation stone for a national memorial was also laid down by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for the ‘Missile man’ of India.
“Missile Man” was died on July 27 last year after he suffered a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at IIM- Shillong in Meghalaya.