Kalam Library was inaugurated by the Governor Vidyasagar Rao, on the occasion of Maharashtra Day. The library is located at Chembur in the suburbs and Colaba in South Mumbai.
The library will contain the reading material which is mainly meant for the underprivileged children and for the youth that resides in slum. The library is maintained by an NGO, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Center, whose sole purpose is to spread the mission and vision of the former president.
A senior programme manager of the Abdul Kalam Centre said, ''These two libraries have been set up with the association of Wockhardt Foundation and I Love Mumbai (both NGOs) in Colaba and Chembur for the underprivileged children and youth living in slums.''
Shaina NC from I Love Mumbai and Samina Khorakiwala from Wockhardt foundation besides governor and others were present on the occasion.
On the occasion of inaugurating the libraries, Dreamathon campaign was also launched by the governor by welcoming the 'Missile of Dreams' van to Maharashtra. A senior programmer while highlighting the objective of the campaign said "Missile of Dreams' will travel all over India, taking entries from one million youth on what is their dream for a better India and how do they see themselves fulfilling it."
Srijan Pal Singh, CEO of the Abdul Kalam Centre said, "I am very happy to see our Dreamathon Campaign touching so many lives across the country. Through both these initiatives (the library and the campaign), we wish to provide opportunities to young Mumbaikars to make global connections, build bridges between communities through the world of books along with value-based recreational and educational activities."