Salaam to Kalam – A fly experience for kids!!
Sathyabama University – Chennai presents Raindropss “Salaam to Kalam”, Aim High – Dream High – Fly High – A Tribute to our Missile Man, Dreams of less privileged children to fly high to pay their tribute to our people’s president!! The selected Children of Seers Girls Home, Sevalaya, Anandam, Maatram Foundation, Balagurukulam, Audacious Dreams Foundation-ADF,India and Students from the general public selected through Essay Writing contest by air from Chennai to Madurai thereby on road to Memorial of Dr. Kalam and House of Kalam to pay their tribute on his 1st memorial day (27th July 2016).
It’s their first flight ever in life and each kid has bunch of questions on how the aircraft looks like, on the seating, window side view, takeoff and landing etc…..We are completely awestruck on seeing each kid’s face on the aircraft with the seat belt fasten. All were much excited once they boarded and started discussing among themselves on experiencing the all new ambience. Within a few seconds, our flight went on run away and took a takeoff, in midst of clouds and glittering lights below, the entire chennai city from above looked like a bunch of toy array. In an hour or so we safely landed Madurai. Pilot and entire cabin crew of Air Pegasus came to the cabin and enjoyed clicking selfie’s with the kids – A memorable moment. On the whole, the first fly experience of these kids was awesome and thrilling.
We all safely landed Madurai and after dinner started on road to the most inspiring place RAMESWARAM.Next day, Kids visited Kalam sir’s memorial and the museum setup by DRDO.We along with kids learnt much about Kalam sir and got inspired by the way he lived. He is not just a human but beyond that. On seeing all his accolades, awards it rooted a strong positive impact on the young minds. Each and every single thing that kept in museum were much informative and the learning for all of us. We also took part and witnessed the official government ceremony of unveiling the statue of great leader in person.Later; we visited House of Kalam and we wanted to give kids a different experience by road atlesast.We then came to know that these kids haven’t travel in a sleeper class bus. Finally, we managed to get a first-class Sleeper bus and reached back Chennai comfortably. Ultimately, the first fly experience of the kids was awesome and it’s sure that this experience will stay in their memory ever. Most importantly the information, learning they acquired from the great Kalam ji will drive in much positive way to lead their life.