All religions prayed for eternal
peace of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Khanapara, July 29, 2015 : Along with the whole nation,
the ERD Foundation family is also grief stricken by the sudden
demise of former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In
order to pay tribute to this great soul & pray to the almighty
for his eternal peace, the foundation had arranged an “All
Religion Prayer Meeting” on the evening of 29th July in the
campus of Veterinary College, Khanapara. Religious heads of
Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist & Jain communities
performed their prayers in one single platform in front of a
gathering of around five hundred students and faculty members
from the ERDF group of institutions including some renowned
personalities of greater Guwahati.
It is worth mentioning that Dr. Kalam had visited the campus
of University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya under the
foundation last year in July to grace as the Chief Guest in
the “North East College Principals’ Conclave” organized by the
University & enlightened with his magnificent personality. Dr.
Kalam even promised the University authority that he will
visit the campus once in every year.
Yesterday, the students, faculty members, staff and higher
officials of the University gathered together at the Amenity
centre of the University to pay their heartfelt homage to the
great scientist of India. The Vice Chancellor of the
University Dr. P. G. Rao read out the condolence message in
front of the gathering. He also announced that one of the
academic blocks of the University will be named after Dr.
The Hon’ble VC urged every individual at USTM to do cherish
every enlightening words of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam that were
truly inspiring. At the end of the condolence meeting,
resolution was taken to follow the words of wisdom of this
great “Missile Man of India” & to continue the quest for