World Student’s Day is celebrated each year on October 15. The day is observed in honour of the birth anniversary of the Late Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam- the former president of India. Abdul Kalam was born on the same day in 1931 to a Muslim family.
The primary objective of World Student’s Day is to shine a light on the legacy of the Missile Man of India, Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and acknowledge his contribution to the development of education and students. During Abdul Kalam’s five-year tenure, he did significant work that earned him a deep love of the people and was often referred to as the “People’s President”.
History of World Student’s Day
Some websites claimed that the United Nations Organisation (UNO) officially established October 15 as World Students’ Day in 2010 to honour the efforts of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. But
There is no exact date when was first World Students’ Day celebrated. The first celebration of this day is not known yet. The creator and origination of the day are not found. However, there is controversy surrounding the origin of the holiday.
There is no evidence to support the assertion made by numerous sources that it was established and is currently observed by the United Nations (U.N.). In reality, the International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on October 15. It has been alleged that the National Information Officer of the U.N. Information Center, Rajiv Chandran, stated that the U.N. had never declared such a day.
Significance of World Student’s Day
On October 15, 1931, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born to a Tamil Muslim family in the Indian pilgrimage town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island. He graduated with a physics degree from Saint Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli.
The contribution and passion of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to education cannot be adequately expressed in words. He always identified himself as a teacher. On July 27, 2015, while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, he had a cardiac arrest and passed away at Bethany Hospital.
In 1998, during India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests, Dr Kalam played a vital organizational, technical, and political role. The man received numerous awards, including Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, Veer Savarkar Award, and Ramanujan Award.
Hence, October 15 is celebrated as World Students’ Day to mark the birth anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam, recognize the impact Kalam had on India’s educational sector, and highlight his contribution to the development of Indian missiles.
The Theme of World Student’s Day 2022
The theme for World Student Day the previous year, 2021, was ‘Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace.’ This theme reflects the role of education in the growth of society, and from a humanitarian aspect, it is a fundamental right for every person. And an enabler of the U.N. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Theme of World Student’s Day 2022 is not decided yet. They are working on it and will launch it as soon as possible.
How Does It is celebrated?
There is no set rule on the World Students Day celebration on this day; students involve themselves in meaningful acts of social responsibilities, congregate on their school campus, engage in healthy and joyful competitions and debates, and participate in a lot of merrymaking with food, games, and gossip.
Additionally, you can celebrate this day by joining events and workshops. And participating in these gleeful competitions. Learn more about the Missile Man of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, and read books about him. And watch movies and documentaries based on him.
Moreover, if you have social media handle, then use #WorldStudentsDay # WorldStudentsDay2022 #apjabdulkalam on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, koo, and so on.
Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Some Famous Quotes;
(I) “All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(II) “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(III) “Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts, and thoughts result in action.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(IV) “Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(V) “If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means, First Attempt in Learning.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(VI) “Dream is not the thing you see in sleep but is that thing that doesn’t let you sleep.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(VII) “Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy success.”-APJ Abdul Kalam.
(VIII) “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(IX) “If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like the sun.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(X) “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in the second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(XI) “The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(XII) “Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.”- APJ Abdul Kalam
(XIII) “Confidence and hard work are the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. It will make you a successful person.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(XIV) “When our signature changes to autograph, this marks the success.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
(XV) “If you are born with fame, it is an accident. If you die with fame, it is a achievement.”- APJ Abdul Kalam.
Frequently Asked Questions on World Student’s Day
Ans: The theme for World Student Day the previous year, 2021, was ‘Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace.’
Ans: On October 15, 1931, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was born to a Tamil Muslim family in the Indian pilgrimage town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island.
Ans: There was no exact date when World Students’ Day was celebrated. The first celebration of this day is not known yet. The creator and origination of the day are not found. However, there is controversy surrounding the origin of the holiday.
Ans: October 15 is celebrated as World Students’ Day to mark the birth anniversary of APJ Abdul Kalam, recognize the impact Kalam had on India’s educational sector, and highlight his contribution to the development of Indian missiles.
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