Bhopal: A lesson on the life of late former president APJ Abdul Kalam will be taught in schools across Madhya Pradesh in a bid to make students ideal citizens in their life, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Tuesday.
"A lesson on Dr Kalam's life will be taught in schools," Chouhan told reporters at airstrip here.
Chouhan said that teaching children about Kalam's life will inspire them in achieving their goal and make them ideal citizens.
"Kalam's death has created a void and irreparable loss that can't be filled," he said adding, the former President was a source of inspiration to him.
"Kalam proved that a person from modest family background can make it to the highest office by the virtue of talent and hard work," Chouhan said.
Recalling Kalam as a "visionary", the CM said the former not only dreamt to make India a developed country by 2020, but also prescribed a concrete vision and guidelines for the country.
The state has already declared a seven-day mourning in the wake of Kalam's death in Shillong yesterday.
As per the protocol, the Tricolour is flying half mast in all government buildings.