Online conference to pay homage to former president APJ Abdul Kalam

New Delhi, July 25

‘Mission Kalam’, an internet conference celebrating the life and time of the 11th President of India APJ Abdul Kalam was inaugurated on Saturday.

The conference shall be hosted by Los Angeles-based Pink Jaguars Entertainment, the banner behind the previous president’s upcoming biopic “APJ Abdul Kalam: The Missile Man”.

The occasion will happen for eleven weekends with eleven on-line periods ranging from July 25, the day when Kalam took cost because the 11th president in 2002, to October 15, which marks his 89th delivery anniversary.

“This convention will have leaders from various areas of expertise to share their experiences on Dr Kalam, who was known as the ‘Missile Man of India’,” Suvarna Pappu, managing director, Pink Jaguars Entertainment, mentioned within the Zoom session.

The digital inauguration was attended by Vellaichamy Ponraj, ADA scientist and former technical advisor to Kalam; Shekhar Rao Perala, ex vice-chairperson-Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghatan (NYKS) and nationwide government member, BJP; Vasa Seshagiri Rao, IRS, Chief Commissioner CGST, Hyderabad Zone; Shaina NC, spokesperson BJP; director-writer of biopic, Jagadeesh Daneti; and actor Mohammed Ali, who essays the position of Kalam within the movie.

Reminiscing his journey with the previous president, Vellaichamy mentioned it was a life-changing expertise to work with Kalam and co-author the e book “Manifesto of Change” with him.

“I was in 10th standard when SLV-3 was launched and I had a dream to become a scientist like Dr Kalam. I never knew I will be travelling with him for 20 years after joining DRDO. His mission was to make India self-reliant in aeronautics, defence and atomic energy. I hope the biopic will inspire youth across the globe as the growth of science and technology is parallel to the growth of Kalam,” Vellaichamy mentioned.

Perala mentioned Kalam shared a terrific bond with each citizen of India and he’s wanting ahead to the biopic.

“He was a man of simple living and high thinking. He was a man of actions and not just words. Dr Kalam is an inspiration for people across the world. He is loved by everyone in India. The biopic being made on him can inspire many young minds,” he added.

The first look poster of the biopic was launched by Minister for Information & Broadcasting of India, Prakash Javadekar earlier this 12 months in February.

Politician-fashion designer, Shaina NC, mentioned whereas the biopic was a terrific step to make folks aware of Kalam’s journey, much more is required to be completed to “understand” what he stood for.

“At this given point in time, there are very few people who understand the relevance of Dr Kalam. Post COVID-19, life has changed and we have realised the power of simplicity. It is important to think about the past and realise that there are legends who are remembered for their sheer simplicity and brilliant vision,” she added.

Biopic’s director Daneti additionally revealed the movie’s worldwide title on the on-line inaugural ceremony of ‘Mission Kalam’.

The movie, produced by Daneti, Pappu and Martini Films’ Johnny Martin, shall be launched within the US beneath the title “Immortal President”. PTI

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