Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial Conclave for Creating a Livable Planet (KLP) was constituted in the year 2016 on the first anniversary of the passage of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The primary aim of the conclave is to establish a continuation of Dr. Kalam’s last lecture on Creating Livable Planet Earth, in which he was addressing second-year students of the B-school at IIM Shillong on the topic “Creating Livable Planet Earth”. This conclave has been a horizontal ground of young ideas, youth criticism and youth action leading into a charter for global governance to create a livable planet Earth.

In the past three editions of this conclave, various luminary speakers and thinkers have enlightened the audience with their thoughts and ideas for a better world and a stronger nation. These speakers include Shri Ram Naik (Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh), Nobel Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi, Param Veer Chakra Awardee Yoginder Singh Yadav, Mahaswami Sri Sri Nirmalanandanathanji of Adi Chunchunagiri Math, Shri Rajiv Kumar (Hon’ble Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog). The conclave is attended by young delegates who are handpicked from all over the country for their exemplary work in the nation’s service and social cause.

The theme of the conclave always embodies how to keep the planet livable and make it a happy place, which Dr. Kalam talked about in his final lecture. The Conclave will also feature Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Livable Planet Award to be presented to selected individuals and institutions for their exemplary work for the nation and society. Over the years, various change makers have been recognized and awarded across a variety of domains.

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