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Once, Dr. Kalam said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which a student can use to change the world”. That’s why we worship our teachers who act as a means in achieving education.
But do you know that like Teachers’ Day, Doctors’ Day and Engineers’ Day, we also celebrate Students’ Day.
We celebrate World Students’ Day on 15th October once every year. The World Students’ Day is a day that is celebrated for the students every year and is dedicated to India’s most prominent scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. But why do we celebrate this day? What is the motive behind celebrating Student’s Day? And how World Students’ Day is related to APJ Abdul Kalam, a man with vision? Read this article to get answers of these questions.
But before going further, School Megamart wishes every student a very happy World Students’ Day 2021 and hopes that they get every success in their life.
What is World Students’ Day and when do we celebrate it?
The World Students’ Day is celebrated on October 15 on annual basis. The day is being chosen for the students to motivate them towards learning so that they can live their dream in reality. Although, there are different dates on which different countries celebrate International Students’ Day. All these days may be celebrated with different purposes but one thing is common among them and that is they are celebrated for the students. Now, are you not curious that if we have a national day for students then…
Why do We Celebrate World Students’ Day?
Everyone at a certain point of their life has been a student. A student is a person who is studying in schools, colleges or universities but in broader terms it can also be said that the person who is learning something is a student. In childhood, children go to schools for receiving education then for further learning they go to higher universities.
After completing their academic education some students join armed forces to serve nation, some go for public services, some choose the corporate world and some start their own ventures. All of them invest their gained knowledge to make something better and in the process they make our world more developed.
So, if celebrating a day that is dedicated for those people who deliver knowledge is important then it is also important to celebrate World Students’ Day as students are the ones who make our world a better place by using their knowledge.
Another main reason for celebrating this day is that on the same day, it is the birth anniversary of former Indian President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who also known as the people’s president. Before going to know that why we celebrate birth anniversary of Dr Kalam as Students’ Day, first gather some basic facts about him.
Know More About APJ Kalam
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam or APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15th October in 1931 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He completed his studies in physics and aerospace engineering and then dedicated next forty years of his life in the service of nation as a scientist and science administrator in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and as a teacher. His intimate involvement in the Indian space science and military missile programmes made him the Missile Man of India. He was rewarded with many prestigious honours including highest civilian award of India- Bharat Ratna. He died from an apparent cardiac arrest on 27 July in 2015 while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong at the age of 83.
How Birthday of APJ Abdul Kalam is linked with World Students’ Day?
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born in a normal-middle class family. His father was a boat owner and Imam of a mosque while his mother was a housewife. Kalam Family’s financial condition was not good and he struggled hard from his early age to keep up with his education. There was a time when he had to sell newspapers to provide funding for his education. The challenges and obstacles he faced during his life did not deter him from his goal. His sheer hardwork and determination made him one of the greatest scientists and Presidents of India. He was a profound thinker and a great teacher of all times. Dr Kalam was well known for his insightful lectures and speeches that he delivered to students to motivate them to achieve academic excellence. He once said…
“End is not the end, in fact END means Effort Never Dies”
He was seen as a role model for students as he constantly encouraged them to dream and work hard towards those dreams and turn them into reality. He set an example for the students specially those who were poor or underprivileged as his struggle was similar to some of them. As a teacher, he inspired lots of students. Therefore, in 2010, to honour his efforts and ideologies, 15th October is celebrated as World Students’ Day.
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How to Celebrate World Students’ Day 2021?
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was a teacher, a good motivator and a great scientist. After many years of his death, people still love him and respect him in the same way they used to do earlier. This shows that Dr Kalam still lives in the heart of every Indian. He was not only a good influencer but also the President of People’s choice or People’s President. So, people across the world and specially Indian citizens are celebrating this day with full excitement. As an individual, you can celebrate this day in various manners but if you are looking for some ideas to celebrate World Students’ Day then read the following points-
- As now the world has become more socially active, people share their almost each and every day activity. So you can also share Dr Kalam’s famous inspirational quotes, messages, World Students’ Day images and wishes on several social networking sites.
- Apart from this, as schools are re-opened, several events can be organised in which students can participate in different competitions.
- Events like drawing competitions, essay writing competitions, sharing of students experience among others can be organised to educate students about Dr. Kalam.
- You can also opt for novel/book reading. APJ Abdul Kalam wrote many books such as Wings of Fire, The Luminous Spark, Ignited Minds, Inspiring Thoughts, You Are Born to Blossom, Indomitable Spirit, Forge Your Future, Turning Point: A Journey Through Challenge, My Journey, etc. which will surely inspire you and enrich your knowledge.
- Dr. Kalam was also a good motivational speaker and people specially youth loved to listen him carefully. So you can also listen to speeches of Dr. Kalam and try to implement the message in your life.
- It is very important to make students know about the commendable work of APJ Abdul Kalam. So, schools, parents, colleges, organizations, etc. can organize a short quiz related to World Students’ Day 2021.
Best APJ Abdul Kalam’s quotes related to education
The thoughts and ideologies of APJ Abdul Kalam have shaped the minds of young students and developed a sense of enlightenment that will help students to accomplish their goals. School Megamart is an educational platform that not only sells educational materials but also shares relevant, useful and valuable information related to education sector through various articles. By sharing some most inspirational quotes by Dr. Kalam, we try to recapitulate the teachings of him.
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“Dream, Dream, Dream. Dreams transform into thoughts. And thoughts result in action”
“You cannot change your future, but you can change your habits, and surely your habits will change your future”
“Wisdom is a weapon to ward off destruction; It is an inner fortress which enemies cannot destroy”
“All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents”
“Success is when your signature turns into your autograph”
There is no doubt that Dr Kalam was a great hero in true sense. The kind of hardships he faced in his childhood, he could have been easily pushed out of his way of making his dreams come true. But with the weapon of education, he faced all these difficulties with ease. This attitude of his encourages us and youth of this world to move forward in life. He in true sense taught us the importance of education.
World Students’ Day reminds us that Dr Kalam had immense love for students as he took his last breath while delivering a lecture in a college. Without the talk about the secular character of APJ Abdul Kalam, celebration of World Students’ Day is incomplete. So, happily and proudly celebrate the World Students’ Day 2021 and if you have any other ideas to celebrate World Students’ Day or want to share your thoughts about APJ Abdul Kalam then do tell us by commenting on this article.
World Students’ Day: FAQs
Q1. What is the full name of Dr Abdul Kalam?
Ans. The full name of APJ Abdul Kalam is Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.
Q2. Which book is the autobiography of Abdul Kalam?
Ans. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had written many books and one of them is his autobiography. He wrote ‘Wings of Fire’ with co-author Arun Tiwari. The book examines Kalam’s early life, his efforts, hardships, fortitude, luck and chance that finally led him to lead Indian space research, nuclear and missile programmes.
Q3. Are World Students Day and International Students Day different from each other?
Ans. World students’ Day and International Students’ Day are different days and celebrated on different dates of the year. World Students’ Day is marked on 15th October while International Students’ is observed on 17th November.
Q4. When was World Students Day started?
Ans. World Students Day was started in 2010.