Monday, July 18, 2011
A hug that didn't offend Dr Kalam!
New Delhi, Jul 15 : It was a dream come true for a woman today when the most-loved former President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam accepted her offer to get hugged.
While the notable scientist had already captivated a gathering of his fans and believers by talking to them in person at a function held here, the woman could not hold back her excitement and requested him for an embrace.
"You have always been a great inspiration for me. If it does not offend you, can I give you a hug?" she asked, surprising every person present inside the hall.
As expected from the generous leader, he nodded a "yes" smiling widely at her and within few seconds, the camera flashes surrounded the hall to capture that moment of respectful clasp.
It was later found out that she was Nalini Chandran, a known educationist and founder of Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School in Trichur, Kerela who has received numerous awards in the field of education and human enrichment.
Some of them are the Charter of Honour by the Indian Medical Association, Thrissur; the Manorama-Air India BOLT Award for Educational and Community Work; the Kerala Vikas Kendra Award for work connected with women's welfare and many others.