"She has got a big message to the families, particularly as she comes from a joint family. She will radiate a lot of confidence to joint family and will transform many homes to a joint family," Kalam said on Wednesday evening.
Pratibha Patil, who created history on Wednesday by becoming the country's first woman President, promised to uphold the Constitution and devote herself to the well being of the people of India.
She also called for the spreading of modern education and expressed the desire of seeing every person "touched by the light of modern education."
Urging people to uproot malnutrition, social evils and female foeticide, she also called for the empowerment of women, and for the socially inclusive sustained growth of economy.