On July 27, Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the ‘Missile Man’, passed away after he collapsed during a lecture at IIM Shillong. APJ Abdul Kalam, also known as ‘The People President’ left India in tears.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “A lesson on the life of late former President A P J Abdul Kalam will be taught in schools across Madhya Pradesh in a bid to make students ideal citizens in their life.” He said that teaching children about Kalam’s life will motivate them in achieving their goal and make them ideal citizens. He further said in a report that Kalam’s death has created a void and irreparable loss that can’t be filled.
APJ Abdul Kalam has proved that a person from a modest family background can make it to the highest office by the virtue of talent and hard work. Recalling Kalam as a “visionary”, the CM said the former not only dreamt to make India a developed country by 2020, but also prescribed a concrete vision and guidelines for the country.
The state has already declared a seven-day mourning in the wake of Kalam’s death in Shillong. As per the protocol, the Tricolour is flying half mast in all government buildings.