Special session of Delhi Assembly adjourned
The session of Delhi Assembly to discuss women’s security will now be held on August 3 to enable members to visit Dr Kalam’s residence to pay their last respects.
As a mark of respect to the departed leader, members of the Assembly observed silence for 30 seconds before the proceedings were adjourned for the day. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, while remembering the remarkable achievements of the veteran leader in the field of space administration and rocket launching, said that Dr Kalam gave a scientific and technological dimension to the nation which enabled India to become one of the most powerful nuclear power of the world.
Kejriwal said that Dr Kalam was known for his extraordinary teachings to the youth of the country and <g data-gr-id="24">specially</g> school children to make a mission to take India ahead. “He was the Aam Aadmi’s President and had contributed to all fields. During our recent meeting on July 2, he came to the Delhi Secretariat and inspired teachers and principals for setting up model schools,” Kejriwal said.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia remembered Dr Kalam as a great educationist, philanthropist and a scientist of the country, who will always be remembered for his noble deeds.
The Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta also paid his tribute to Dr Kalam and said: “Dr Kalam wanted to die in harness amidst students. With the grace of God, his wish was fulfilled when he passed away during a lecture at IIM Shillong.”