Various events were organized today across the country to celebrate 84th birth anniversary of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. This is the first birthday of ‘Missile Man’ after his mournful death in July this year.
CBSE holds Expression Series on APJ Abdul Kalam
Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to pay its tribute to People’s President through their expression series programme. The expression series programme is held on second Friday and Saturday of every month. The topics for the same are uploaded on second Friday of each month. Students enrolled in Class 1-12 are eligible to participate. All they have to do is write an essay or poem on the topics provided by CBSE.
D T Sudharsan Rao, CBSE joint secretary and in-charge (academic and training) issued a circular on Tuesday which read, “As an endeavour to pay tribute to the educationist, scientist, missile man and the people’s president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his birthday on October 15, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces CBSE Expression Series on Dr Kalam on October 15, 2015.”
The participating schools or students were required to submit essay, poem or drawing on either of the three below mentioned topics by October 15, 2015: Category 1 (For Class 1 to 5) : Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s school days and how it influenced me. Category 2 (For Class 6 to 8) : Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam: the father of India’s Missile Programme and Category 3 (For Class 9 to 12) : “You have to dream before your dreams can come true”, said Dr. Kalam. I dream for India to be. There is no participation fee and best 36 entries will be the winners. Winners will be awarded cash prize of Rs.2500 and Certificate of Merit.
As per the circular released, “Selected students will be contacted via telephone. Plagiarism check will be performed and any entry considered copied will result in disqualification.”
‘No School bag Day’ orders Maharashtra Government
Maharashtra Government ordered October 15 to be observed as ‘No School Bag Day’ so as to pay tribute to the Former president. Even reading relays to interactions with authors, schools were set to celebrate this day in the best possible manner. Soon after Kalam’s death on July 27, it was decided by the school education minister Vinod Tawde to celebrate Kalam’s birth anniversary as Vaachan Prerna Diwas.
IIM Shillong plans names the Auditorium after Dr Kalam where he delivered his last speech
Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, where the former President took his last breath while addressing the students on its campus on July 27 paid their homage by naming the Auditorium after him. A number of events were held at IIM Shillong in Dr Kalam’s honour.
Hyderabad’s DRDO Missile Complex named after Kalam
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar renamed the prestigious missile complex in Hyderabad as “Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex”. The auspicious event held at Research Centre Imarat (RCI) on Thursday to embark 84th birth anniversary of Dr Kalam, the “Missile Man”.
Hon’ble Prime Minister unveiled a statue
To mark 84th birth anniversary of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of Missile Man and inaugurated a photo exhibition titled as “A Celebration of Dr Kalam’s Life” at DRDO Bhavan in New Delhi.