Wheeler Island renamed APJ Abdul Kalam Island on former president's death anniversary

Kalam had spent most of his time here as part of his efforts to develop missiles for the protection of the country

PTI July 28, 2017 07:21:41 IST
Wheeler Island renamed APJ Abdul Kalam Island on former president's death anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has formally named the Outer Wheeler island in Bhadrak district as APJ Abdul Kalam Island as a tribute to the former president on his second death anniversary on Thursday.

Wheeler Island renamed APJ Abdul Kalam Island on former presidents death anniversary

File photo of APJ Abdul Kalam. PTI

The revenue and disaster management department on Tuesday issued a gazette notification after obtaining no objection certificate from the ministry of home affairs, said revenue and disaster management minister Maheswar Mohanty.

Mohanty on Thursday handed over a copy of the gazette notification to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who had earlier announced to name the Wheeler Island after Kalam.

Patnaik paid tribute to Kalam at a function on the occasion of the former president's second death anniversary. He recalled Kalam's emotional attachment with the
interim test range at Chandipur in Balasore district and Wheeler Island in Bhadrak district.

Kalam had spent most of his time in these two places as part of his efforts to develop missiles for the protection of the country, the chief minister said after paying floral tributes

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