Kalam Library

Kalam Library Project is the world's largest free-library movement. With 460 free libraries operating across fifteen states in India with books in over ten different languages- the network is a shining beacon of accessible knowledge and resonates with the vision of the founder of Kalam Centre, Srijan Pal Singh of “democratizing wisdom.”

 

COVID-19 Relief Work

Our team at Kalam Centre pledged to reach out to the marginalized section of the society through its diverse network of volunteers. With the support of our partners, we have been able to serve over 500,000 cooked meals and have distributed over 60,000 one-month ration kits to migrant workers and their families.

 

Dreamathon

Dreamathon aimed at enabling the youth to cherish their dreams and showcase the world of possibilities that lay ahead of them. Through this initiative, we successfully ignited 10 million dreams and rekindled the spirit of goodness in them, spreading one of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s important messages.

 

KIGA

Kalam Centre believes that the celebration of success marks the beginning of a new journey. During KIGA, we recognize select individuals and institutions who provided innovative solutions and utilized their intellectual prowess in improving governance and delivering value to the citizens.

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Schools Adopted
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Libraries Inaugurated
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Dreams Captured
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Lives Impacted
Democratizing Wisdom

Kalam Library

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam believed that every youth in the nation should thus have access to a library as a matter of right. The Kalam Library Project dedicated to this colossal dream of Dr. Kalam. With 460 free libraries operating across 15 states in India, it is the world’s largest free-library movement.

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Mission To Colonize Mars

MARS MISSION INDIA

With the resources on Earth being under tremendous pressure, mankind’s unending drive for exploration has been ignited once again. We are looking for a better life, possibly on our neighboring planets and moons. Mars Mission India aims to promote Astrobiology as a subject of widespread interest in India.

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Democratizing Education

KALAM BHARAT

Kalam Bharat aims to inject the values of Dr. Kalam into the students and make them ‘Kalams’ tomorrow. This is a 15-week and 100 hours school adoption cum community service program to empower the ignited minds of the nation with the ability to dream impossible, knowledge of technologies of tomorrow and moral values.

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Founder & CEO

Srijan Pal Singh

Srijan Pal Singh is an author, public speaker, education innovator and social entrepreneur. He is IIM-A Gold Medalist and had worked as Advisor to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India. Currently, he is the Founder and CEO of Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Centre, a non-profit organization working on integrated missions across multiple dimensions in an effort to continue on the vision and works of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

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Advisory Board

We are one of the world’s largest networks oriented to empower the young minds with the power of knowledge and reignite the passion to do good for the nation and for the world. From luminaries to senior bureaucrats and world-renowned changemakers, we are privileged to have their support in ideating projects and missions.

Dr. Ashok Patil

Chairman, Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune

Dr. Ashok Patil is the Chairman of the Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation and also the first Indian to become a President of International Association of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health (IAAMRH). Dr. Ashok Patil along with Magsaysay Award Winner Padmashree Dr. Rajanikant Arole founded the Indian Chapter of the Association in 1988, under the auspices of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, Maharashtra.

Howard Bloom

Author and Expert on Mass Behavior

Mr. Howard Bloom is the critically acclaimed author of Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century (2000). He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Society, amongst several prominent names. Bloom is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Society.

Prof. Vinay Pathak

Vice-Chancellor, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University

Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak took over as the Vice Chancellor of Uttarakhand Open University (UOU) on 25 November 2009. He has also served as Lecturer, Assistant Professor at Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTI) Kanpur, Project Scientist at IIT Kanpur and again as Professor and Dean at HBTI Kanpur. Prof. Vinay Pathak has worked in Media Lab Asia and successfully did the work of info-sculpture

Desh Deepak Verma

Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha

Mr. Desh Deepak Verma, IAS batch of 1978, is a retired officer associated with the U.P. Cadre. In his fulfilling career, he brilliantly performed both at the State and at the Central level. Post his retirement as the Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India, he was selected as Chairman of U.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC). He joined as Secretary General, Rajya Sabha on September 01, 2017 in the rank and status of Cabinet Secretary.

Varesh Sinha (IAS Retd.)

Former Chief Secretary, Gujarat

1977- batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre

K.P. Bakshi (IAS Retd.)

Chairman, Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority

Mr. K. P. Bakshi is an IAS Officer from the batch of 1982 Maharashtra cadre. He worked as a Senior Scientific Officer in Defense Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad, developing Missiles for 5 years before switching over to the IAS. He has participated in several courses in public administration in international and national institutions of great repute.

Swami Nikhileswarananda

Head, Ramakrishna Mission, Rajkot

Swami Nikhileswarananda is the Head of Rajkot centre of Ramakrishna Mission, which is having its Headquarters at Belur Math, (near Kolkata) and having 173 branches all over the world. He graduated in Chemical Engineering and holds a postgraduate in Industrial Engineering. After working for a short period as a Management Consultant, he renounced the world and joined Ramakrishna Order at its Headquarter at Belur Math.

Dilip Rath (IAS Retd.)

Former Chairman, National Dairy Development Board

Mr. Dilip Rath, is the former chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Mr Rath, a 1979 batch IAS, has served in different capacities under the State Governments of West Bengal and Odisha and the Central Government. He was the Joint Secretary in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India from 2008 to 2010. He was also the Mission Director for the National Dairy Plan.

Testimonials 

I am happy to inaugurate the new Kalam Digital Libraries spread across the nation. I am told that these Kalam Libraries will be serving as centers for no-cost digital-based learning in schools and children observatories across India. I am happy to note this mission of Dr. Kalam being spread via technology.

Shri M. Venkaiah NaiduHon’ble Vice President of India

My best wishes to the team at Kalam Centre for their continuous efforts towards the vision of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The Kalam Digital Library will surely go a long way in reaching out to the youths in various sections of society, and it will inculcate dreams and the power of knowledge to improve the quality of their lives.

Shri Shivraj Singh ChouhanChief Minister, Madhya Pradesh

Kalam Centre has been working to forward to the vision of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam since 2015 all across the world under the leadership of its founder and former advisor of Dr. Kalam, Srijan Pal Singh. I congratulate the team and bless them to continue doing good work.

Smt Anandiben PatelHon’ble Governor, Uttar Pradesh

I congratulate Kalam Centre for recognizing and celebrating individuals and institutions for their exemplary work in governance and delivering value to citizens through their various initiatives. I wish them the best as they continue to fulfill the dreams of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam for a developed nation.

Dr. Rajiv KumarHon’ble Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog

My appreciation to the Founder of Kalam Centre, Srijan Pal Singh for his leadership and working relentlessly towards the vision of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Kalam Centre is doing great work through its plethora of initiatives in strengthening the youth of the nation and inspiring them to give wings to their dreams!

Shri Desh Deepak VermaSecretary-General, Rajya Sabha

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