Rameswaram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as one of the famous sons of India and felt it as a great honour to touch the sacred soil of Rameswaram.
Addressing a public meeting after dedicating the national memorial built for Dr. Kalam on the occasion of his second death anniversary in this island town, Modi said the memorial of Dr Kalam showcases his life and times in a remarkable manner.
Observing that Dr Kalam always reflected the simplicity, depth and calmness of Rameswaram, the Prime Minister said: “It’s this sacred land that gave India one of its most famous sons, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.”
Praising Dr. Kalam as a Karma Yogi, Modi said, “It is great honour for me to touch this sacred soil of Rameswaram, a centre of deep spiritual knowledge.”
He also said, “Rameswaram has a vital place in our history and it is also known as a place so closely associated with Dr. Kalam.” \
Citing the memorial of Dr. Kalam, the Prime Minister said people now have one more reason to visit Rameswaram, in addition to visiting the temples here.
He also greeted all the labourers, who worked with immense dedication in building this memorial.
“Let us all give a standing ovation to all those labourers, who worked with immense dedication in building A.P.J. Abdul Kalam memorial,” he added.