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Friday, July 31, 2015

Tamil Nadu Govt.Announces Award in Dr A P J Abdul Kalam's name and names his birthday as ‘Youth Awakening Day’ Friday July 31,2015

Amidst demands to honour the former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the Tamil Nadu government on Friday July 31,2015 said that his birthday, October 15, would be observed as ‘Youth Awakening Day’ every year.

In a statement, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that her Government was instituting an award in Dr Abdul Kalam’s name to be presented every year to a person from the State striving for scientific advancement, humanities and students welfare.
The award, comprising eight gram gold medal, Rs 5 lakh in cash and a citation, will be presented on Independence Day beginning this year, she said.

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