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Celebrations of the 90th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India.

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Consulate General of India

Jaffna

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PRESS RELEASE

Celebrations of the 90th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India.

1. As a part of the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the 90th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India was celebrated following the COVID-19 guidelines on October 15, 2021. Consul General Raakesh Natraj paid floral tributes to his busts at the India Corner, Jaffna Public Library. Northern Provincial Council Chairman Mr. C V K Sivagnanam, Hon’ble Mayor of Jaffna V. Manivannan, similarly garlanded the busts of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and paid him floral tributes. Consulate officials, the Chief Librarian, officials and patrons of the Library also paid him floral tributes.

2. Consul General in his introductory remarks, remembered scientific contributions of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and highlighted his ideas, innovations that have changed the Indian Space sector and how his teaching methods continues to ignite young minds across the world. Students at the India Corner recited poems of Dr. Abdul Kalam on the occasion.

3. A few representative photographs are enclosed.

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Jaffna

15 October, 2021

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