Dr APJ Abdul Kalam remembered

Port Blair
27 Jul 2018

The Department of Home Science, JNRM in association with the Lions Club of Port Blair, organised a meet on Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s life and message to youth to observe the 3rd death Anniversary of Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, former President on Friday at JNRM. Floral tribute was paid to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam followed by screening of a film on Dr Kalam’s life. Speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, Mr P Sugendran, Director of Audit, said Dr Kalam was a great inspirer to the students and youth. Imbibing the best qualities of Kalam would transform the self and nation. The hard work and perseverance of Dr Kalam took him to Rashtrapathi Bhawan, he said.
Dr Murali Krishna, cardiologist of ANIIMS said that Kalam was always remembered as a teacher. Despite being a great scientist he wanted the humanity to reap the benefits from science for its development for disease and hunger free society. Many books written by him would be assets to the nation. Lion S. Subramanian, president, Lions Club of Port Blair praised APJ Abdul Kalam for his humanitarian service, great wisdom and his people-friendly approach. He assured the Principal that the Lions Club would assist future programmes for the leadership development of youth through Home science Department. He asked students to emulate the life of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Lion Shri.T.Rajaguru, Secretary said Dr Kalam was a great scientist and his efforts to develop the nation are praiseworthy. He was the real Peoples President in all times in meeting the children and youth.
Dr N Francis Xavier, Principal, JNRM, recalled his brief association with APJ Abdul Kalam soon after the tsunami. He called him a great visionary and who wanted to solve the energy problem of A & N Islands by utilising the thermal power from Barren island volcano. Dr Kalam wanted to develop Andaman on par with Iceland.  K.Venkatesan, HoD, Home Science and convener of the programme recollected his association and work experience on PURA with Dr Kalam and shared his love towards island and its people. He informed the gathering about Dr Kalam mini library for the students in which Kalam’s books would play vital role in moulding the character the young and ignited minds. The Lions club came forward to support for Dr Kalam Books Library in Home Science Department. Mr K.Venkatesan administered “ten point oath” of Dr Kalam to the students.  The Lions Club  office-bearers Mr D R Murugesan (zone chairperson), Mr T.Kannan, (treasurer), Mr B.V.Karunagaran (ex -secretary), Mr R Murugesan (past zone chairperson),  Mr Thiruselvam (ex-treasurer) were also present on the occasion. Smt.Nidhi Shekhawat Assistant Professor of Homescience proposed vote of thanks. Smt.Poonam Singh, Resource Person of Home Science moderated the programme.