Kejriwal’s tribute to Dr. Kalam: Student scheme worth Rs 10 lakh will be named after former President


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia both paid their last respects to late former President and Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on Tuesday.

Kejriwal also announced that Delhi government’s scheme providing educational loans of up to Rs.10 lakh will now be named after the former President.

“This is our tribute to Abdul Kalam,” said a spokesman for the Aam Aadmi Party government.

Meanwhile, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani also announced that the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan will now be renamed as APJ Abdul Kalam Rashtriya Avishkar to honour Kalam’s desire of making India a self-sufficient nation through the course of innovation.

The initiative is a unique concept  that aims to inculcate a spirit of inquiry, creativity, and love for Science and Mathematics in school children.

Even Bihar Chief Minister while condoling Dr. Kalam’s death announced that the Kishanganj Agriculture College will now be named after the former President.

“The government has decided to rename the college as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Agriculture College,  Kalam was always concerned about Bihar’s development, especially the rural areas. “Bihar was close to Kalam’s heart,” said Nitish Kumar.

Dr.Kalam left for his heavenly abode on Monday evening in Shillong after he collapsed while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management.