Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam arrived in Coimbatore on Thursday night on a two-day visit to take part in various functions in city and in Udumalpet.

On Friday, Dr.Kalam will be taking part in the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Governance at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Ettimadai around 9.30 a.m.

Later, he will interact with the differently abled persons at a programme at Sarojini Auditorium, Kikkani Higher Secondary School, at 11.30 a.m. This programme is organised by Lead India 2020 in association with District Differently-abled Welfare Office. Srikanth Bolla, a visually challenged visionary from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA, will also participate.

Secretary to Tamil Nadu Government for Welfare of the Differently Abled persons Kannegi Packianathan, Additional Director-General of Police C. Sylendra Babu, Collector M. Karunagaran and Passport Officer S. Sasikumar will be present during Dr.Kalam’s interaction.

Dr.Kalam will take part in the centenary celebrations of Kanniga Parameswari Institutions and lay the stone for the golden jubilee buildings on the school premises in Udumalpet at 3.30 p.m.

At 5.30 p.m., he will interact with students of Sri Krishna Institutions at Krishna College of Engineering and Technology.

On Saturday, Dr.Kalam will take part in Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School Sesquicentennial year at 9.45 a.m. He will also be taking part in the Regional Science Congress being organised at Kongu Nadu Arts and Science College on Mettupalayam Road at 11.30 a.m.

He will participate in a plantation crops symposium organised by the Tea Research Institute of the United Planters Association of South India at Jenneys Residency at 12.30 p.m.

Later, he will take part in 67th Annual State Conference Meditex 2012 of Indian Medical Association at CODISSIA – E Hall at 3.30 p.m.