History Of Kalam Foundation

Kalam Foundation was founded in 2015 after the unfortunate death of Dr. Kalam on July 27, 2015. Everyone was in a state of shock and it was hard to believe that Dr. Kalam is no longer with us. It was the same time when communal riots were going on in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of northern India. Keeping the prevailing situation into consideration, renowned Gandhian Ram Dheeraj Bhai and a few other public spirited people came forward to form Kalam Foundation with an idea to celebrate Dr. Kalam’s birthday to spread the message of social and communal harmony among the people. To do so, it was decided to organise a seminar on his birthday.

The seminar was organized on 14th and 15th of October 2015 under the guidance of Prof. Radhey Mohan Mishra, former Vice Chancellor of Gorakhpur University. The theme of the seminar was based on Dr. Kalam’s vision of rural development. The event hosted many renowned social thinkers from all across the country. The participants not only benefited out of Dr. Kalam’s idea of rural development but also took the pledge to spread the message of communal harmony within their sphere of influence. 

The event was a grand success and it was decided that such an event should be organised on a regular basis with an idea to spread the message of our beloved Kalam Sir, especially among the youth of this country. With this noble vision Kalam Foundation was registered as a trust in Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh in May 2018. It was founded by seven trustees belonging to different states of the country. Its primary objective was to:-

  • Spread the message of Dr. Kalam to common people in a structured manner so that it can spark actionable energy within them.
  • To ensure the youth of the country participates in the development of the country by unleashing their true potential. 
  • To expand the scope of science and technology by promoting research and other activities in the rural areas. 
  • Realizing the dream of making India into a knowledge economy.
  • To work for empowering the Panchayati Raj Institutions into self-reliant units dedicated for the development of villages and enabling them to establish themselves as the third tier of government in the truest sense.