Kalam's memorial is approved to set up at Dilli Haat: Delhi govt

May 05 2016 10:11 AM
Kalam's memorial is approved to set up at Dilli Haat: Delhi govt

Thursday, Union Capital Delhi permitted the suggestion to set up a memorial on former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s life and belongings at Dilli Haat. The verdict taken by the Arvind Kejriwal cabinet comes months after the Aam Aadmi Party criticized the BJP for allocating Kalam’s official residence at 10, Rajaji Marg to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

In an official statement it is said that  “It has been decided that the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) will be assigned the work of setting-up this memorial on deposit work basis and its further operation,”

However, earlier in April, Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra had visited Rameswaram, the former President’s birth place, to get back his belongings to the city, which were sent there by the Centre after his death in July last year.

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