The everlasting memory of India’s great leader, former president, and a renowned scientist – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, now welcomes the visitors to the temple town of Rameshwaram. Dr. Kalam, who always reflected the simplicity, depth, and calmness of Rameshwaram through his life, is remarkably showcased in his memorial. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam National Memorial was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 27th July, 2017. Presenting as an interesting sightseeing choice, the memorial of the former president invites the tourists from all over the world to witness India’s diversity and different culture. Memorial spread over 2.11 acres of land, the memorial is constructed on the gravesite of Dr. Kalam, where his mortal remnants were put to rest on July 27, 2015. In order to pay tribute to India’s missile man, The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), with which Dr. Kalam had been associated for several years of his life, came up with an initiative to construct his memorial. And with an investment of Rs 120 crore, its construction had been completed in a record time of just 9 months. The dedicated labourers had put immense hard work into the construction of this memorial, built at the pilgrimage site of Rameshwaram, where people come to wash away their sins, which now has gained a new place, in the form of Dr. Kalam’s memorial, where they could come to gain knowledge. This exquisite monument, has become a landmark in the hometown of the people’s President, that would continue to ignite young minds to dream big. Though the construction of the second phase of the memorial, is still in progress, which will be considered as the knowledge centre, that would include – a library, planetarium and auditorium. This tourist attraction in Rameshwaram is a must visit in Rameshwaram.


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