Centre for Policy Research and Analysis dedicated to Abdul Kalam has been proposed by IIM Shillong. APJ Abdul Kalam died two years ago on July 27, 2015 while delivering the lecture at the institute.
IIM-Shillong director Amitabha De said "the center will work towards designing developmental models for tourism, business process outsourcing, logistics, handicraft, handloom, and horticulture in the entire NE region".
He also announced that the new institute campus will have an auditorium of 2000 square meter which will be named after the Abdul Kalam.
On the occasion of death anniversary of Abdul Kalam, the institute organized various lectures which were attended by the students from different institutions and in the evening candles were lit in the institution in remembrance of the former President of India.
Former chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) G Madhavan Nair was also present on the occasion and he recalled Kalam's contribution to the nation. He talked about how the former DRDO chief become the nation's president and fulfilled his commitment towards the nation and its society.
He recalled the days they worked together as he talked about the leadership qualities of the Kalam and his sense of ownership.
"It is the dream that comes to you while you are awake that is important", he said while reminiscing about Kalam's religious commitment to his work.