ODISHA GOVERNMENT FORMALLY RENAMED WHEELER ISLAND AFTER THE GREAT SCIENTIST DR APJ ABDUL KALAM :

On the occasion of second death anniversary of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Odisha government officially declared the Outer Wheeler Island – an island for missile test facility – after the great scientist. State Revenue and Disaster Management Department had yesterday issued a gazette notification in this regard.  “With a view to paying a humble tribute to the former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the state government on obtaining no objection certificate from Ministry of Home Affairs, do hereby rename the ‘Outer Wheeler’ as ‘APJ Abdul Kalam Island’ under Chandbali Tehsil of Bhadrak,” the notification read.  Earlier in the day, Mohanty handed over a copy of the gazette notification to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat here. Worth mentioning, Patnaik today took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share his handwritten note on renaming the Wheeler Island as APJ Kalam Island. The Odisha Sun Times Bureau ; 27th. July,17

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