APJ Abdul Kalam 87th Birthday Celebration
It has been 3 years since a noble soul departed from our midst. As we solemnly enter into the next phase of keeping up with his dream and the good work that has remained the core of taking forward his legacy, we, on behalf of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation (AKIF), celebrated his 87th Birth Anniversary on October 15th 2018 with tremendous fervour at Dilli Haat and NCUI Auditorium, New Delhi.
Dilli Haat, INA Market-14th October :
AKIF along with Dilli Haat organized an event on 14th October under the auspices of the Delhi Government and our Special Chief guest was Shri Ram Niwas Goel- Hon’ble Speaker of Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi Assembly. Our Chief Guest was greeted by the by Managing trustee of AKIF APJMJ Shiek Saleem the Grand nephew of Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. The Assist World Records, World Records Biennale Foundation team displayed around 100 paintings based on the theme “Kindness from Eyes” at Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at the centre. There was an on the spot Drawing competition and Best quotes for our beloved President conducted for both kids and parents. The winners of the events were honored at the function by our Chief Guest.
NCUI- Auditorium, 15th October :
In keeping up with the pursuit of making occasions memorable and beneficial, various events at Schools and Colleges have been conducted in and around New Delhi between 1st-12th of October to mark Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam 87th birthday. About 10,000 students participated in various events. The topics touched various subjects from Environment, Farming, Mathematics, Space research and to the current issues such as the Safety of girl child to inculcating the values of Unity in diversity. We, on behalf of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation (AKIF), celebrated his 87th Birth Anniversary on October 15th with a Grand function at NCUI Auditorium, New Delhi.
The function was presided by our Chief Guest Shri D.R.Karthikeyan IPS- Former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation and Director General, National Human Rights commission. Inspirational speeches were rendered by our Chief Guest and other eminent dignitaries, Dr. Anitha Dev, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi University for Women, Dr.Srimathy Kesan- Founder, CEO, Space Kidz India, D.Gokul- ISRO, Dr.Amar Prasad Reddy- Director National Cyber Safety and Security Standards, Mr.Karunakara Reddy- Editor in Chief for Igniting Minds accompanied by our AKIF Managing Trustee’s APJMJ Sheik Dawood and APJMJ Sheik Saleem. Our Managing Trustee APJMJ Sheik Saleem honored Dr.R.Rajendran- Founder, Assist World Records, World Records Biennale Foundation, for his work towards various Social cause event’s.
Dr. Srimathy Kesan had rendered a scintillating speech about the journey of “Kalamsat “, the 1st ever 3D printed and lightest technology demonstrative Femto Satellite.
The winners and participants of the events were honored at the function by our Chief Guests. The teachers of the respective institution were honoured with momentos by our dignitaries.