Set up research centre at Pei Karumbu, says MLA MH Jawahirullah

It would be a fitting homage to him if a science and research centre is set up in Rameswarm.

Chennai: M.H. Jawahirullah, MLA from Ramanadhapuram, on Thursday, sought the setting up of a science and research centre, a multi-disciplinary skill centre for youth and a digital library at Pei Karumbu where former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was laid to rest.

Speaking in the Assembly, the MLA, while discussing issues related to the public works department, urged the state government to set up a memorial in the coastal town of Rameswaram as a token of respect to the former president.

Kalam believed in science and wanted the youngsters of this country to develop interest towards science and skill development. It would be a fitting homage to him if a science and research centre is set up in Rameswarm.

“I have been interacting with the family members of Dr Abdul Kalam for the past few days and they want a memorial that would be more of activities and research. The memorial need not have statues. Kalam’s family members want his speeches and ideas to be kept as stone inscriptions in Peikarumbu,” he said.

The Manithaneya Makkal Katchi legislature party leader also placed on record that Rameswaram residents and relatives of Kalam had expressed their gratitude to the state for arranging a fitting homage to the former president.

In a short span of time, the state organised arrangements for the funeral and effectively managed the large gathering of public and VVIPs from all over India.

“The government has already allotted two-acre plot to build a memorial for Kalam and if more land is given a digital library with modern facilities can also be constructed and this would help local children,” Jawahirullah told DC.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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