Sabinsa / Sami Labs Limited in Bangalore, India was honored by a visit from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of the Republic of India (2002-2007) on Sunday June 29, 2014. Dr. Kalam also participated in a discussion on the contribution and relevance of ancient Indian science to modem techniques. The other participants were Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Managing Director, SAMI/Sabinsa Group of Companies, Dr. S. Natarajan, Scientific Advisor, Sami Labs, Dr. Kalyanam, President, R&D, Sabinsa, and Dr. Sarang Bani, Head, Biological Research, Sami Labs.

Dr. Majeed welcomed Dr. Kalam, and conducted him on a tour of Sami Lab's Bangalore R&D facility, followed by discussions and a reception. More than 300 members of the Sami/ Sabinsa staff were present, including 150 scientists involved in specialized work in the areas of phytochemistry, organic chemistry, bio chemistry and plant biotechnology for Sami / Sabinsa.

In his remarks, Dr. Kalam expressed his appreciation of the efforts of the young scientists in validating Ayurvedic knowledge with modem clinical documentation for health, personal care and cosmeceuticals benefits. "It is a great privilege to address the distinguished members of the Sami Group who've gathered here this morning," Dr. Kalam said. "One key aspect of science is to help people live a good life and not just be limited to inventions.