APJ Abdul Kalam closed the Iftar party and donated money to 28 orphanages


This day of 27 July 2020, the country is remembering its 11th President APJ Abdul Kalam. APJ Abdul Kalam, who rose to the highest position in the country from a small family of Rameswaram, died on 27 July 2015 and today is his fifth death anniversary.

It has been five years since the death of APJ Abdul Kalam, called the People’s President. Born into a normal family of Dhanushkoti, APJ Abdul Kalam is known as a man who lived a normal lifestyle until he became the country’s 11th President.

Kalam, who once opened the doors of Rashtrapati Bhavan to the common people, is known as an inspiration for the country. There are many stories about the life of APJ Abdul Kalam, about which people listen and think. One such anecdote is also related to the Iftar parties of Ramadan, which were held in Rashtrapati Bhavan in those days.

Officials gave information about iftar party

The day APJ Abdul Kalam became president, he stopped all such red tapes that unnecessarily cost money. One day, an official of the Rashtrapati Bhavan informs him that the Iftar party is to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. President Kalam called his officials including his secretary PK Nair.

Kalam asked- How much does it cost?

When the secretary reached Kalam, all the officers were also with him. Kalam asked what is the need of Iftar party in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Officials kept saying many things, but Kalam said what does Rashtrapati Bhavan need for its expenses? Kalam said that information should be conveyed to him how much money is spent on arranging the Iftar party.

Hospitality department said the expenditure of two and a half million

When asked by President Kalam, Rashtrapati Bhavan officials told him that. the daily cost of the Iftar party is around two and a half lakh rupees and it includes all the big people of the country.

Kalam said- those guests have money to eat

After getting information about the expenses, Kalam said that iftar party is not needed in Rashtrapati Bhavan. This money can be donated to the country’s orphanages. The people coming to our Iftar party are also rich and they are not going to mind.

Funds are given to 28 orphanages

Kalam, who gave up the decision not to hold an iftar party, decided to donate them to children in the country’s orphanages. Rashtrapati Bhavan arranged for this and then financial support was sent from Kalam to 28 orphanages.

When the family came, they paid

Kalam took big decisions to curb many such expenses. An anecdote of his is always remembered when all his family members came to Delhi and Kalam paid nearly three and a half lakh rupees to Rashtrapati Bhavan along with his salary for all the eating, living and walking expenses.


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