A life size statue of former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam would be installed in the sea beach of Chandipur in Balasore district. The eight-feet statue would be installed under the initiative of the Golden Beach Festival Committee with support of the Balasore district administration.
The statue of the missile man would be unveiled during the beach festival scheduled to be held from 7th January 2016 to 10th January next. According to the Festival committee secretary Bismay Mohanty, the Rs 15-lakh project’s construction was made in PPP mode. The local MLA has given Rs 5.6 lakh from his untied fund, the rest amount is being managed from different sources.
Kalam had a special love, affection and attachment for Chandipur and he spent his major time in the missile testing range, ITR. The festival committee has decided to erect the statue near the beach close to the Kazureena guest house.