The Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar and Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar released three books on the life of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on July 27, 2016. The books entitled “Dr Kalam, Prerna ki Udaan” in Hindi, “Do You Know Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam” in English and “Prerna Nu Zarnu : Dr Abdul Kalam” in Gujarati language have been written by Dr. Unnat Pandit to pay tribute to Dr. Kalam on his first death anniversary.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Parrikar said that, “Dr. Kalam was known for his simplicity, thinking big to dream and putting energy to achieve that dream”. He said, Dr. Kalam’s scientific and nationalistic thought and his views on spirituality will always give motivation to students and youth of India. The author Dr. Unnat Pandit spoke about the contents of the book and the inputs that inspired him to chronicle the life of Dr. Kalam. Amongst others the function was attended by Shri Vinay Sahastrabuddhe, Rajya Sabha MP, Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri who worked along with Dr. Kalam, Shri Atul Kothari, Secretary, Siksha Sanskruti Uttan Nyas, Shri Anil Raval, educationalist and Shri Sunil Ambekar Organizing Secretary ABVP who all addressed the August gathering.