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Prez to participate in Kalam's birth anniversary celebrations

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

President Ram Nath Kovind will participate in the 86th birth anniversary celebrations of the late president, A P J Abdul Kalam, at on Sunday, a statement by the International Foundation said today.

The president will interact with Kalam's family members at and receive the Kalam Vahini: Vision 2020 bus, which is expected to arrive on the day after travelling through 16 states, spreading the message about Kalam's vision, it said.

The bus was flagged off by Prime Minister Modi on July 27 this year.

Vice President is also expected to flag off a rally - Clean and Green - from Gate. A large number of students are expected to participate in it.

S M Khan, who had served as press secretary to Kalam and is an advisor to the Kalam Foundation, said it was important to carry forward the late president's vision for the youth.

The foundation has been conducting 86 events since October 1 in New Delhi, Chennai and Rameshwaram to commemorate Kalam's 86th birth anniversary.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 14:13 IST