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World Student’s Day 2019 History Why Is It Celebrated On Abdul Kalam’s Birthday

World Student’s Day 2019 History Why Is It Celebrated On Abdul Kalam’s Birthday :- World Students’ Day is marked as the birth date of A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. The day is is observed every year on Kalam’s birthday, that falls on 15 October. World Students’ Day is a celebration of multiculturalism, diversity as well as cooperation among students from all over the world.

World Student’s Day 2019

In the year 2010 the United Nations declared 15 October as “World Students’ Day” and from then the day is celebrated every year on the same day.

APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 and served as the 11th President of India from the year 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu as well as studied physics and aerospace engineering.

He spent four decades as a scientist and science administrator, largely at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) along with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and was familiarly involved in civilian space programme and military missile development efforts of India. Therefore he is also popularly known as the “Missile Man of India” for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology.

Later on 2002, he was elected as the 11th President of India with the support of both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party as well as the then-opposition Indian National Congress. He was also widely referred to as the “People’s President”.

World Student’s Day 2019 History

On World Students’ Day, students display and celebrate their acts of social responsibility along with having gatherings on campus in order to showcase the causes they volunteer for. They also take part in delighted competitions, have some student food, gossip about the student unions as well as also complain about their student fees.

The day is commemorated on APJ Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary for the reason that Dr Kalam was a dedicated teacher as well as identified himself foremost in that role before anything else.

Because of the former President’s love for students, several educational institutions in India celebrate Kalam’s birthday in their own way. Remarkably, in the year 2010, the United Nations declared October 15 to be World Students’ Day.

APJ Abdul Kalam’s Birthday Quotes

APJ Abdul Kalam was always focused on and talked about proper education and for students, therefore he was very popular and much- loved amongst the students. One of his best sayings for students were, “Dream, Dream, Dream, Dreams transform into thoughts. And thoughts result in action.” He had also further said, to students, “If you fail, never give up because FAIL means ‘first attempt in learning’.”

His another inspirational saying was: “Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.”