26th August, 2012
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s Visit
Sarbari, our shelter for urban homeless women with psychosocial disabilities was visited by a very special guest on 26th August 2012, former president and scientist, a man of great knowledge, versatility and talent – DR. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM!
Sarbari – Shelter for Urban Homeless Women with Psychosocial Disabilities
19B, Chetla Hat Road, Kolkata – 700027
11.30 am to 1 pm
About the Event
Everyone at IS was very excited about this visit. The residents were seated in the hall in the shelter and the press started pouring in. The time of the visit was fixed and the schedule was tight. As the guests started pouring in, everyone ensured that the residents were ready with their song performance and the stage was set.
Dr. Kalam took out time from his busy schedule in Calcutta to visit our residents. He requested the media to maintain decorum, heard the songs sung by our girls with a smile, listened patiently when we were explaining our work and shared with us a beautiful poem. He requested us to use the prayer with the girls. His words were hopeful and he infused all of us at the organization with new dreams.
Dr. Kalam donated Rs. 1 Lakh from the proceeds of his new book to the women at the shelter. We hope that this will be a lasting relationship between Dr. Kalam, and his organization – The Kalam Foundation and Iswar Sankalpa.