Ramanathapuram: A total of 112 events spread over seven days have been planned by the family of late President A P J Abdul Kalam to commemorate his second death anniversary. The events will take place under the banner of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation. Beginning from school and college-level competitions on Abdul Kalam, the list includes relay and marathon race (Madurai to Rameswaram), launch of a newspaper, library inauguration in his name at the government school, eye checkup and organ donation camp. The events will be inaugurated on July 20 and is scheduled to take place till July 27.
Many events are centred around students because he loved their company, says Dr A P J M Nazema Maraikayar, Kalam’s niece. The foundation has sent out posters to schools to organise the competitions among students in their institutions. Some of the major events during the seven days are distribution of wheelchairs and drought kit to farmers; say no to plastic and distribution of jute bags; release of Kalam’s memorial anthem and honouring labourers involved in the construction of his memorial, she said.