Delhi student scheme to be named after Kalam


KALNew Delhi, July 28: The Delhi government can name its scheme providing instructional loan up to Rs.10 lakh when former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.

“Education was near him. The scheme, below which the govt. goes to present a loan of up to Rs.10 lakh to students, will be named when Abdul Kalam,” Kejriwal told the Delhi assembly.

A one-day session convened to debate the problem of women’s safety within the capital was adjourned for the day to pay deference to Kalam and people killed within the terror attack in Punjab.

The session has been deferred to August three.

Describing Kalam as “multi-faceted” and “president of the common man”, Kejriwal recalled his visit to the Delhi Secretariat on July two.

“On July 2, he came to Delhi Secretariat to inspire the principals and lecturers of colleges. When listening to his speech, they got terribly impressed,” he added.

“We needed to work with him. His departure has created a vaccum,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader added .

Kalam died of heart attack on Monday in Shillong whereas delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management. He was 83.