World Students' Day 2019: Why is it Celebrated on Dr Kalam's Birthday?
Every year, former president APJ Abdul Kalam's birthday is celebrated as World Students' Day. In 2010, the United Nations had declared October 15 as World Students' Day.
Lucknow: Every year, former president APJ Abdul Kalam's birthday is celebrated as World Students' Day. In 2010, the United Nations had declared October 15 as World Students' Day.
A recollection of APJ Abdul Kalam's legacy is incomplete without a mention of his role as a teacher. Dr. Kalam was dedicated to teaching and identified himself first as a teacher and then as anything else.
Due to the former President's love for students, various educational institutions in India observe Kalam's birthday in their own way. Notably, in 2010, the United Nations declared October 15 to be World Students' Day. APJ Abdul Kalam's love for students, finds best voice when he said, "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'."
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam suffered a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture to the students of IIM Shilong on July 27, 2015. "When I am dead, do not declare a holiday. Instead, work a day extra," he had famously said.
Kalam, our country’s powerhouse of inspiration was called as the 'Missile Man' for his contributions towards the development of our country’s missile projects.