Bab-e A.P.J. Abdul Kalam: an abiding tribute to the man who redefined presidency

By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, Word for Peace

Bab-e A.P.J. Abdul KalamTo commemorate Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the eleventh President of India and his contribution to the world of Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia established A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Gate in his honour. Guided by his vision for a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity and coupled with civilization heritage, prompted Jamia to pay an abiding tribute to the man who redefined presidency to become Peoples President. Jamia has already instituted a Scholarship in his name to be given to 50 economically disadvantaged students every academic year.

Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, JMI inaugurated the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Gate this morning. The event was attended by the Registrar, Finance Officer, Supdt. Engineer, JMI and other senior officials of the university. The event coincided with the inauguration of the renovated Administrative Block (Ground Floor) that comprises Vice-Chancellors Office, 2 Conference Halls, 2 Conference Rooms, 2 Visitors Room and office space with cubicles for administrative staff associated with the Vice-Chancellors Office and a common Dining Area. The entire renovated complex is driven by Go Green initiative that has made the sprawling structure very energy efficient.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor, JMI paid glowing tribute to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for his contribution to the field of education and his tireless campaign as President of India for promoting access and equity in the domain of education.

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