The Kalam Sandesh Vahnini (KSV), a national mission spreading the inspiring life and message of People’s President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was in Bengaluru on 26 August 2017.
The KSV, a 40-seater custom-made bus, was flagged off by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi from Rameswaram on 26 July 2017, during Dr Kalam’s 2nd death anniversary events.
The KSV is scheduled to reach Rashtrapathi Bhawan on 15 October 2017, on the 86th birth anniversary day of the former President. It is a joint mission of Chinmaya Varsity and House of Kalam. The programmes of KSV in Bengaluru were being coordinated by Inspired Indian Foundation (IIF), a movement for unsung heroes. KSV would have passed through 16 states covering close to 10,000 km before reaching Delhi on 15 Oct.
In Bengaluru, the bus was given a formal reception at Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), C V. Raman Nagar, on behalf of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
DRDO Director Generals and Directors of various labs in Bangalore were present. Dr. Rita Christopher, wife of DRDO Chairman Dr S Christopher, received the bus and the crew members at 8 am.
Later, KSV was taken to the Community Hall in C.V. Raman Nagar for the benefit of the students, teachers and parents of various schools under DRDO to witness the mobile exhibition onboard.
The KSV left the DRDO premises at 11 am to its next destination – Indian Air Force (IAF) Training Command, Mekhri Circle. The bus was then given a formal reception by senior IAF officials at the Training Command around 12 Noon. Adv Nagoor Roja, grand-daughter of Dr Kalam was also present. Students of various KV under IAF TC visited the KSV.
On its last leg in the City, the KSV reached the Press Club of Bangalore (PCB) premises in Cubbon Park. Karnataka Minister for Science, Shri M R Seetharam received the bus along with PCB office-bearers. At the Cubbon Park, the KSV was opened for public viewing.
The bus left for Hyderabad early morning on Sunday, 27 August 2017.