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Tamil Nadu government instituted youth award in name of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
The state government of Tamil Nadu instituted a youth award in the name of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The annual Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award consisting 8 gram gold, 5 laks rupees in cash and a citation.The award would be given from 2015 onwards on every Independence Day (15 August) to a person from the state who works with exceptional merit in science, humanities and students welfare.
Tamilnadu Government also announced that Dr Kalam’s birthday on October 15th would be celebrated as the Youth Revival Day.Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam widely called People’s President .He was 11th President of India and was awarded with India’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 1997.
Full name: Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
Awards: Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, more
Parents: Ashiamma Jainulabiddin, Jainulabiddin Marakayar