The state government of Tamil Nadu instituted a youth award in the name of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
In a statement issued in Chennai, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that the annual Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award will constitute 8 gram gold, 5 laks rupees in cash and a citation.
The award would be given from 2015 onwards on every Independence Day (15 August) to a person from the state who works with exceptional merit in science, humanities and students welfare.
She also announced that Dr Kalam’s birthday on October 15th would be celebrated as the Youth Revival Day.
Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam widely called People’s President died on 27 July 2015. He was the 11th President of India and was awarded with India’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 1997.