File photo shows the Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama greeting former President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam at a function in Delhi in January last year (Photo by Tenzin Dasel / Phayul.com)
Dharamshala Jan 2: Former president of India A P J Abdul Kalam arrived at Gagal airport this afternoon on a two-day visit to Himachal Pradesh, reported Punjab News Online
This is Kalam's second visit to the State following his December 2004 tour as President.
The Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, personally received the former Indian President at the Gagal airport from where they headed for the former's residence this afternoon.
Next on the agenda will be Hamirpur, where he will take part in the convocation of the National Institute of Information Technology on Saturday morning.
Exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the former Indian President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam shares a moment at the Tibetan leader’s residence in Dharamsala on Friday, January 2, 2009. Dr Kalam, better known as the “Missile Man of India” for his immense contribution to the Indian Missile and Space programs, is on a two-day visit to Himachal Pradesh. (Phayul/Photo: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL)
Kalam will interact with students from the NIIT this evening and with school children on tomorrow morning.