On his second visit here after a gap of about 15 years, the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam inspired a large number of people including students, scientists, technocrats, artists, teachers and parents with his thought-provoking words.
Dr. Kalam's day here began with the inauguration of the birth centenary celebrations of agricultural scientist S.W. Mensinkai at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad.
Interacting with students there, he urged them to play a key role in the “second green revolution”.
Later, at JSS Halbhavi School of Art, he inaugurated the birth centenary celebrations of another luminary in the field of art, D.V. Halbhavi and interacted with artists, parents, students and teachers.
Here, Dr. Kalam touched upon his own experiences and urged parents to be supportive of their children and encourage them to choose a career of their liking.