'When the former President visited our village, we're imspired by his speech very much. His valuable advice on self-reliance made us poultry farmers even today.' -- Gumoria Santipur Atmo Sanchay Samiti president Praneswari Barman 'Kalam was like God for us. We feel proud for his footfall in our village.' —Gumaria Gaon Unyan Committee secretary Suren Sarma
From our Correspondent
DIMORIA, July 28: “He came here twice -- on October 17, 2006 and on October 7, 2010 -- and left an indelible imprint of love and respect into our minds.” This is how the people of Dimoria recalled APJ Abdul Kalam today after his demise in Shillong yesterday.
Kalam visited Dimoria twice. The people of Dimora hadly believe that their darling Kalam is mo more. His first visit as the President of India to Dimoria was in an SIRD programme at remote Gumoria village where he had interacted with self-employed women. Breaking the security barricade, he reached the women who stood in a long queue, shoke his hand with them and interacted. He even appealed to the women to be self-relient. A large number of women in the village still continue their poultry farming to be self-dependent. The people of Gumoria still feel proud that the former President visited their remote village.
Gumoria Santipur Atmo Sanchay Samiti president Praneswari Barman said: “When the former President visited our village, we’re imspired by his speech very much. His valuable advice on self-reliance made us poultry farmers even today.”
Gumaria Gaon Unyan Committee secretary Suren Sarma said: “Kalam was like God for us. We feel proud for his footfall in our village.”
Kalam’s second visit as the former President of India to Dimoria was on October 7, 2010 at Dimoria College where he interacted with school and college students and the teachers as well. He asked the students to acquire knowledge, the key for all in life. He said: “A person can’t be a complete one without knowledge.”
Kalam told the guardians of students gathered there to acquire knowledge and tranfer that acquired knowledge to their nect generation.
A pall of gloom descended in Dimoria College, Gumoria village and other institutions in the Dimoria area today. They all condoled the death of the learned former President of India.