The foundation stone for a national memorial of APJ Abdul Kalam is laid in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday to mark the first death anniversary of the former president.
The defence ministry hosted various events, including the foundation stone-laying for a national memorial of Kalam and unveiled his life-size statue and a 3-D model of the memorial.
Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar unveiled the life-size statue of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at Peikarumbu, his burial site in Rameswaram Island.
An exhibition titled “Mission of Life” depicting Kalam’s life and achievements towards nation-building is also inaugurated, on the day.
Dr Abdul Kalam passed away on July 27, 2015 while delivering a lecture at the IIM-Shillong in Meghalaya. He suffered a massive cardiac arrest.