Shillong, Oct 16: IIM Shillong on Monday paid tributes to the missile man of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his 87th birth anniversary.
In honor of Dr. Kalam's birth anniversary, students of IIM Shillong conducted an event,‘Sesame’, to celebrate the bond it has built with the kids, to provide them a platform to display their talents, and for their parents to witness the transformation in their children.
It was a cultural event which witnessed some stupendous dancing, singing & story telling by young prodigies. The nestling brains festooned the Institute with all their talents and spread happiness around.
The later event of the day brought to students the screening of the episode featuring Dr. Kalam from the National Geographic’s ongoing documentary series, ‘Mega Icons’.
The screening began with Director of the Institute, Prof. Keya Sengupta paying tribute to the Missile Man by reminding the audience of the special bond the Institute shares with the revered leader.
Prof. Sengupta in her opening remark said “Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam is no more a name, he is an institution in himself, a legend. He means different things to each one of us; there is so much to learn from his life experience, and each one of us will have different takeaways from his life journey, depending on our own age,and experiences in life, more so for those who have had the good fortune of meeting him in close encounter.” (UNI)