Today is a very sad day. We have seen the passing of one of the founders of Indian greatness. Shri Abdul Kalam served the Indian nation and people for his entire life, for over eighty years he was a public servant of the highest regard. From working as a scientist, a founding member of India’s nuclear project he became the holder of the highest office in the land, serving as President and as a great leader of India. He was never too grand and after his term was done he passed on his many years’ experience and knowledge to millions as both a teacher and as an inspiration. Few can match the public service and great role model of Shri Abdul Kalam and with his passing we have lost one of India’s greatest sons.