About AKIF

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation (AKIF) was launched on 11th October 2015 in his loving memory by House of Kalam. The foundation aims to strenuously fulfill the dreams and progress the ideas of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

The Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation (AKIF) was founded by his elder brother and family with support from the colleagues of Dr. Abdul Kalam. During his last part of his life, he was envisaging with his peers and family members to set up an organization where his vision would become alive. Death might be snatched away this opportunity from him. But his family and colleagues decided to sow the seed of his vision tirelessly towards fulfilling his wishes and hence the AKIF was created.

Dr Kalam 89thBirthday

It has been 5 years since a noble soul departed from us universally. As we solemnly enter into the next phase of keeping up with his dream and the good work that has remained the core of taking forward his legacy, we, on behalf of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation (AKIF), are planning to celebrate his 89th day of birth on October 15th with the same fervor and enthusiasm.

AKIF successfully celebrated his 86th, 87th & 88th birthday with events and activities towards Vision 2020 across schools and colleges from New Delhi, Chennai and Rameswaram, with the main event being held at New Delhi.

The 2nd year remembrance day was marked by the grand inauguration of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial by the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Peikarumbu at Rameswaram. The Prime Minister also flagged off the Sandesh Vahini bus and it completed its journey at New Delhi. As per the wishes of our countrymen and giving utmost significance to their sentiments, the memorial is a befitting tribute to the eminent statesman. The numbers of visitors are a testimony to this fact. Till date, above 75 Lakhs visitors made their presence at the memorial. Truly, it’s a record of tribute! No function of his own is completed without events for schools and colleges as mainly focused on children. The real tribute was made in the day as the successful completion of above 126 events in held at various educational institutions.

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The world has seen many here a won’t come crusade against innumerable issues, as it’s protecting the planet, fighting poverty or battling inequalities. All these culminate a common objective of making this planet endurable. An immaculate house and a flawless environment doesn't help us to meet the cause, unless the living people carry a blemished heart which refuses to think their fellow beings as equals. A sense of inclusiveness, acceptance, respecting diversity, narrowing the gap among classes, is indispensable for nations to prosper. In the current scenario amidst all the chaos, if the people find peace, it would be the most luxurious trait a nation can ever have. Rich and powerful nations can never buy peace. The world has seen how small nations have been in the spotlight for having a relatively peaceful and a content life.

No country can ever prosper when its society is plagued by injustice. The individual life of patience put up by the oppressed is very less. The only strategy is to prevent a revolt by the oppressed would be to shun discrimination and disparity.

On the occasion of the 89th birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, we would like to focus on grooming a peaceful society. The historic speech of Dr. Kalam at the Golden Jubilee of the European Union is still fresh in our minds. Dr. Kalam quoted "When there is harmony in the home, there is order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world". From his words, it is intelligible that the onus lies on the individuals to build a tolerant atmosphere. A peaceful society is a reflection of their mind-set. Remember, charity begins at home. Every household should turn into an abode of peace, moulding the younger generation into considerate righteous citizens.

Dr. Kalam also quoted from the Tamil classic literature "Puranaanooru" which mentions, "yaadhum oorae, yaavarum kaeleer". The translation of which is, "Every city belongs to us and every citizen, our kin". This phrase, shrinks the global community into a small world where people are encouraged to accept the entire inhabitants as one family. Once this feeling of oneness is held closer to our hearts, a peaceful world isn't a distant dream anymore.

89th Birthday Event

  • 3rd & Final National level Drawing/Painting Competition 2020
  • 3rd & Final National level Elocution competition 2020
  • 3rd & Final National level Essay Writing Competition 2020.
  • Accept the Challenge - #IamwithKalam

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