The National Memorial Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was held at Peikarumbhu, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, today. The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar and Union Minister for Urban Development and Information and Broadcasting Shri M Venkaiah Naidu jointly laid the foundation stone and paid rich tributes to the late President on his death anniversary. The Ministers also inaugurated the statue of Dr. Kalam.
The event was graced among others by the Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Shri Pon Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, Minister for Labour, Govt. of Tamil Nadu Dr. Nilofer Kafeel, Minister for Information Technology, Govt. of Tamil Nadu Dr. M Manikandan and Member of Parliament, Ramanathapuram Shri A Anwhar Raajhaa. A special exhibition on the life of Dr. Kalam was inaugurated during the event.