APJ Abdul Kalam Save Forestry program

PJ Abdul Kalam Save Forestry Project – Tree Plantation Drive across Tamilnadu inaugurated by Honorable Governor of Tamilnadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit at Vels University Chennai.

The program is to plant more than one crore tree saplings across the state of Tamil Nadu. The species of trees planted in each district will depend on the local weather and soil conditions. The saplings grown would be distributed to students of schools and colleges. A mobile app for monitoring the growth of every sapling was also demoed as part of the event today. The plantation drive will start on July 27th 2019 and will go on during Dr Abdul Kalam’s Vision year of 2020.

Hon’ble Governor spoke about how Dr Kalam ailing from a humble background had scaled great heights in his career, including Dr Kalam’s contribution apart from aviation and defence to taking healthcare for the masses – for example in 1998, along with the cardiologist Soma Raju, Dr Kalam developed a low cost coronary stent, named the “Kalam-Raju Stent”.

Governor retold an incident from history that he had recently read – that of, when Kota city in Rajasthan was being formed, and the main bazaar street was designed, the would-be shop keepers were ordered by the (then) ruler to plant a peepal tree in the back of every shop and be taken care of – a fine example of saving the environment and the surroundings we live in. Peepal tree is a species of fig native to the Indian subcontinent and is regarded sacred in India.

We are looking forward support for this project. If anybody interested please write to us contact@houseofkalam.org

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APJ Abdul Kalam foundation opens Nashihk Centre

Nashihk: The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation (AKIF) Opened ‘Centre of Igniting Minds’ an academic center at the Manav Dhan Education Socienty Dhanlaxmi School on Thursday. This is the foundation’s first centre in Maharashtra through which they will promote a series of academic activities in the city.nagpur

APJMJ Sheik Saleem , Managing trustee of the foundaiton and grand nephew of Dr Kalam was in the city to launch the centre. He said that the foundation will support academic activities in the Nashik region thorugh this centre.

Our mission is to provide education, skills, knowledge development and promote research aptitude in villages and all the underdeveloped sectors of the nation. We have planned campaigns and activities in order to relize the mission 2020 concept of Dr Kalam.

The main motive behind starting the Nashik centre is to plant the seeds of scientific

tempter in young minds.

The aim of the centre is create Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for the future. We believe that Dr Kalam was not a personality but phenomenon. We motivate students by saying that they

can become the Kalam of any field. The centre will run variety of activities, right from academics and arts to sports.

APJ Abdul Kalam 87th Birthday Celebration

It has been 3 years since a noble soul departed from our midst. 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), celebrated his 87th Birth Anniversary on October 15th 2018 with tremendous fervour at Dilli Haat and NCUI Auditorium, New Delhi.

Dilli Haat, INA Market-14th October-:
AKIF along with Dilli Haat organized an event on 14th October under the auspices of the Delhi Government and our Special Chief guest was Shri Ram Niwas Goel- Hon’ble Speaker of Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi Assembly. Our Chief Guest was greeted by the by Managing trustee of AKIF APJMJ Shiek Saleem the Grand nephew of Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam. The Assist World Records, World Records Biennale Foundation team displayed around 100 paintings based on the theme “Kindness from Eyes” at Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam memorial at the centre. There was an on the spot Drawing competition and Best quotes for our beloved President conducted for both kids and parents. The winners of the events were honored at the function by our Chief Guest.

NCUI- Auditorium, 15th October-:
In keeping up with the pursuit of making occasions memorable and beneficial, various events at Schools and Colleges have been conducted in and around New Delhi between 1st-12th of October to mark Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam 87th birthday. About 10,000 students participated in various events. The topics touched various subjects from Environment, Farming, Mathematics, Space research and to the current issues such as the Safety of girl child to inculcating the values of Unity in diversity.
We, on behalf of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation (AKIF), celebrated his 87th Birth Anniversary on October 15th with a Grand function at NCUI Auditorium, New Delhi.
The function was presided by our Chief Guest Shri D.R.Karthikeyan IPS- Former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation and Director General, National Human Rights commission. Inspirational speeches were rendered by our Chief Guest and other eminent dignitaries, Dr. Anitha Dev, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi University for Women, Dr.Srimathy Kesan- Founder, CEO, Space Kidz India, D.Gokul- ISRO, Dr.Amar Prasad Reddy- Director National Cyber Safety and Security Standards, Mr.Karunakara Reddy- Editor in Chief for Igniting Minds accompanied by our AKIF Managing Trustee’s APJMJ Sheik Dawood and APJMJ Sheik Saleem.
Our Managing Trustee APJMJ Sheik Saleem honored Dr.R.Rajendran- Founder, Assist World Records, World Records Biennale Foundation, for his work towards various Social cause event’s.
Dr. Srimathy Kesan had rendered a scintillating speech about the journey of “Kalamsat “, the 1st ever 3D printed and lightest technology demonstrative Femto Satellite.
The winners and participants of the events were honored at the function by our Chief Guests. The teachers of the respective institution were honoured with momentos by our dignitaries.


A P J Abdul Kalam International Foundation Kerala chapter in Kochi

Kerala chapter of A P J Abdul Kalam International Foundation, established in 2015 in Rameswaram by the family members of the visionary former President was launched in Kerala.

KOCHI: Kerala chapter of A P J Abdul Kalam International Foundation, established in 2015 in Rameswaram by the family members of the visionary former President was launched in Kerala.
Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Dr A P J Naseema Mariyakar, A P J M J Sheikh Saleem and A P J Sheik Dawood, Trustees of the Foundation said the activities of the Kerala chapter will be inaugurated by Dr A Sivathanupillai, founder and former CEO of BrahMos Aerospace in Kochi on August 11, 2018.

The main objective of the Foundation with chapters across the world is to help materialise the former President’s Vision 2020 by primarily nurturing students.
The Foundation has also chosen V Sunil Kumar, Managing Director, Asset Homes, as the Kerala Chapter’s chairman and Ansif Ashraf, Managing Director, CH Media Network, as its Secretary General.
The trustees also said the inaugural day function will also witness the giving away of Abdul Kalam Changemaker Awards and the cover launch of Rameswaram, a collection of Dr Kalam’s unpublished writings. Run up to the Kerala chapter’s launch, the Kochi chapter’s office, known as House of Kalam Kerala, has already been started functioning at DD Jacob’s Mall on MG Road, Kochi.

Dr.APJ Abdul kalam 3rd remembrance day In Rameswaram

Our beloved People’s President’s Dr.APJ Abdul kalam 3rd remembrance day function turned out to be a day to remember for the students and parents of Ramnad district for the rest of their lives, which was first time of sorts for them! 3rdremembarance
Held at Goswami Hall on 27th July, it turned out to a full on dedicated show for the student community; true to the spirits of the beloved departed soul graced the occasion.

The highlight of the remembrance day, was the events that preceded the main function, where 6000 students from 25 schools and colleges in Ramnad district participated in various events such as Elocution, Drawing, Essay writing, Craft, Model project etc. The topics touched various subjects from Mathematics, Environment, Farming, Space research to current, such as the Safety of girl child, and inculcating the values of unity in diversity. The wide range of topics touched almost all important aspects and appreciations poured in from all educational institutions for the simplicity and sensitivity of the topics!
600 prize winners were selected and honoured by our Cheif guest in the presence of their parents brimming with pride.

The day also saw the inauguration of “Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Igniting Minds” in many schools. The centre is an ode to the late President’s enthusiasm in shaping young minds and to develop scientific temperament.

The event was a grand success in all aspects and the House of Kalam is overwhelmed with the response and cooperation of the educational institutions. Together, a productive path is laid for a beautiful journey in the quest for knowledge and in the shaping of responsible citizens of our beloved country.
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