SHILLONG: IIM Shillong will be hosting a floral homage and candle lighting ceremony on July 27 from 6.15 pm onwards at its current campus to mark the fourth death anniversary of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
The ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to pay their respect to the much-loved ‘Missile Man of India’. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam breathed his last while delivering a lecture on ‘Creating a Livable Planet Earth’ at IIM Shillong on July 27, 2015.
Inspired by the teachings and values of Dr. Kalam, students of IIM Shillong started ‘Nurturing Minds’ in 2015. The objective of the program is to encourage learning and help nurture creativity, amongst underprivileged school children of Shillong.
IIM Shillong has also set up the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis, designed to serve as a knowledge partner for policy formation for the North-east relating to six critical sectors like tourism, logistics, horticulture, handloom, handicraft, and BPO.
It collaborates with Institutions like North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), and the State Governments to properly plan and execute projects, promote innovations and functions as a repository of the best practices in the region.