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Swiss honour Kalam, May 26 is Science Day

May 26, 2005 09:44 IST

Switzerland has declared May 26 as Science Day in honour of visiting President A P J Abdul Kalam.

The Swiss government, considering his vast expertise in science and technology, announced this following his arrival in Geneva on Wednesday.

Kalam is on a four-day state visit.

Switzerland considers the President as the father of India's missile programme.

Kalam is the first Indian head of state to visit Switzerland after a gap of more than 30 years. Former President V V Giri was the last high profile person to visit the country.

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Sub: Nice way of honouring the President of the largest democracy in the world !

We are pleased with the Swiss gesture. We wish the people of these two enlightened countries strong bonds of friendship.

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Sub: President`s speech at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

The honourable President is going to deliver a speech at EPFL, Lausanne today. Many Indians (me too) here will be attending his speech today. The ...

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