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    Kalam to visit US

    Washington (PTI): The Indian American community, especially students and academicians, are eagerly awaiting the visit of former president A P J Abdul Kalam, who will be touring the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas starting on Monday.

    In Maryland, Kalam will be the chief guest at the JSS Spiritual Mission's anniversary celebrations at Gaithersburg.

    The celebrations will be held in the presence of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamji, Sri Suttur Math, Mysore, and other spiritual leaders.

    Among those expected to participate include India's Ambassador to the US Ronen Sen and leading American dignitaries including the Governor of Maryland, Martin O' Malley, Senators Barbara Mikluski and Benjamin L Cardin, and members of the House of Representatives Steny Hoyer, Elijah Cummings, Chris Van Hollen and Albert Russell Wynn.

    Prior to attending the JSS Mission event, Kalam will be at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.

    Kalam will also give a lecture at the Carnegie Mellon Campus in Pittsburgh beside visiting the Robotics laboratory and meeting members of the Indian Community.

    During his visit in Texas, Kalam will attend a presentation of Rice University's Nanotechnology Laboratory.

    Kalam will also give a lecture on "Nanotechnology and Society" at the University of Arkansas.


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