World Students Day: World Students Day is celebrated on October 15th on the occasion of Dr. A.P.J Kalam’s birth anniversary. We are all aware that Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India (2002-2007). Apart from being a politician, he was a scientist and a teacher. He played an important role in the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998 and was known as ‘Missile Man of India.‘
In July 2015, Dr. Kalam suffered from a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture to the students of IIM Shillong. Read on to know why World Student’s Day is celebrated on Dr. A.P.J Kalam’s birthday:
World Students Day: History
The UN established World Students Day in the year 2010. It is celebrated on Dr. Kalam’s birth anniversary because he was a dedicated teacher and lost his life while delivering a lecture to students. He inspired millions of youth through his works, achievements, books, lectures, etc. He had a simple personality that will be remembered always.
In 2006, at the presentation of the National Award to Teachers, he said,” Teachers have to realize that they are the builders of the society. A good society can be built when students have the knowledge and are proficient in their subjects. They have also to provide a vision for life to the students and to inculcate the fundamentals of values which should be practice in the years to come.”
Here are some of the books written by him:
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (1999).
Ignited Minds: Unleading the Power Within India (2002).
India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium (1998)
Dr. Kalam bagged several awards including Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, Veer Savarkar Award, Ramanujan Award. After his death, many educational, scientific institutions and some locations were named after him.