World Students Day
World Students Day is an annual observance celebrated on October 15th of every year. Students are the pillars of the nation. It was best portrayed by Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam, a renown scientist. The celebration of the World Students Day 2017 commemorates the birth anniversary of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. It also honours his incredible work in the field of space research.
“One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
History of World Students Day
The first World Students Day was celebrated in the year 2010. The United Nations established the Day as a form of honour to the ‘great scientist‘ Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. He was born on 15 October 1931 and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India. Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was also called as “People’s President.” His favourite job was teaching, and he wanted the world to remember him as a teacher. Dr. Kalam always expressed his wish to be recognized as a teacher by the people. Due to his love for students, he focused on promoting education and encouraging them. Thus, UN had made his birthday to be celebrated as the World’s Student Day. Students pay tribute to him on this day by reminding the world about his birthday and his importance internationally.
Dr.Kalam was a career scientist who turned as a statesman and studied physics and aerospace engineering. For about four decades, he was a scientist and science administrator at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He was personally involved in India’s civilian space program and the military missile development efforts. Dr.Kalam thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his incredible work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He returned to his civilian life of education, writing and public service after a single tenure. Dr.Kalam was a receiver of several prestigious awards like the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. Dr.Abdul Kalam was noted for his integrity and his simple lifestyle.
A Day For Kalam
Saisab India Foundation is conducting a state level programme called “A Day for Kalam” to honour the birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. In this A Day for Kalam program, a Mini India Marathon will be held in the morning session at Bhubaneswar on 15/10/2017. Nearly 500 students from different schools and colleges participate in this programme. The pictures of the previous year (14/10/2016) celebrations are shown below.
World Students Day Quotes
“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“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.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“It’s when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that’s the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise… Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. It is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion and compassion.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Other Celebrations on October 15
October 15 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate World Students Day
Celebrating the World Students Day is very simple. Pay honour and tribute to Dr.Kalam on this day by celebrating his achievements. Students can participate in the events conducted on this day. Read Dr.Kalam’s books. Get motivated with the words of Dr.Kalam. Post and share your celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #WorldStudentsDay.