In a grand online event organized on 27th July 2020 morning by ‘SAI Global Mission’ to pay tribute to Former President of India, Bharat Ratna and Missile Man of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on his 5th Anniversary, Annapoorna Trust’s founder and secretary Mr. Anand Kadali received the “Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award of Excellence” from Shri. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Honorable Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India.
Padma Bhushan Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai, the father of BrahMos missile project and Dr. Arjun Malhotra, Co-Founder of the MNC giant HCL were the special guests of honor for this awe-inspiring event, which had inspiring speakers talk about their high impact social projects. Dr. Sundar Kamath, on behalf of Science for Society, talked about their project of building 1000 ideal villages by 2025. Next in line was Suresh Kamath, who has employed specially abled people without even looking at their qualifications. Dr. Sunny Anand, representing the Heart-to-Heart foundation, talked about how their network of Sai Sanjeevani hospitals, which functions without even a billing counter, has been providing fully free pediatric surgeries and care for tens of thousands of children across the world. Ms. Priyadharshni Rahul representing the e-magazine PreSense, Sansad Ratna Awards and Next Gen Political leaders talked about how Dr. Abdul Kalam inspired the work of the organizations she is associated with. Mr. Jayadev Chandrasekhar represented the ‘Each One Educate One’ foundation that helps provide free and high quality education to thousands of children from under privileged background. Next on was Mr. Natarajan Raman, who founded Dream India, a not-for-profit organization that has helped 1 lakh+ children through coaching, scholarships, etc. This was followed by Mr. Anand Kadali who talked about Annapoorna Trust’s fight against malnutrition and hunger among children. Mandolin U Rajesh and team wielded magic with their mellifluous musical performance.
The entire event can be watched at: