Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article

Odisha formally names Wheeler Island after Dr. Kalam

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

BHUBANESWAR (PTI): Odisha Government has formally named the Outer Wheeler island in Bhadrak district as APJ Abdul Kalam Island as a tribute to the former President on his second death anniversary on Thursday.

The revenue and disaster management department on Wednesday issued a gazette notification after obtaining no objection certificate from the Ministry of Home Affairs, said revenue and disaster management minister Maheswar Mohanty.

Mohanty handed over a copy of the gazette notification on Thursday to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who had earlier announced to name the Wheeler Island after Dr. Kalam.

Patnaik paid tribute to Dr. Kalam at a function on the occasion of the former President's second death anniversary.

He recalled Kalam's emotional attachment with the Interim Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Balasore district and the Wheeler Island in Bhadrak district.

Kalam had spent most of his time in these two places as part of his efforts to develop missiles for the protection of the country, the Chief Minister said after paying floral tributes.


Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

TeamIndus' moon mission dream dashed

Indian space startup TeamIndus' moon mission dream has been dashed after Google Lunar XPRIZE brought the curtains down on US$ 30 million prize competition, saying all the five finalists in the race to land a rover on the lunar surface could not meet the March 31, 2018 deadline.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2017

Image Gallery