The foundation stone for the National Memorial of late former President A P J Abdul Kalam is being laid at Peikarumbu, his burial site in Rameswaram Island on Wednesday. To mark the first death anniversary of the 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 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 are in Rameswaram. The statue and memorial model has been unveiled. Kalam passed away on July 27 last year while delivering a lecture at IIM-Shillong in Meghalaya, due to a massive cardiac arrest.