World Students’ Day

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World Students' Day

World Students’ Day is celebrated on October 15 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He was the 11th elected president of India and was known as the People’s President. The day is celebrated in his honour to commemorate his contributions to the field of education and is reminiscent of his affection towards students.

Importance of World Students’ Day

The United Nations designated 15 October as World Students’ Day to honour Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and his contributions, accomplishments, and inspirational values which he imparted to many students.

  • Kalam’s contributions and commitment to the field of education inspired many students to excel in their lives.
  • He believed in students and in their potential to make this nation proud and lead it to great heights.
  • Kalam identified himself as a teacher and believed that teachers are the guiding light of a nation, which can better shape the future of society.
  • He believed in making students find the purpose of their lives and making them understand the significance of the fundamental principles of life and using them to grow as an individual.
  • Kalam was dedicated to improving education and the lives of students.

The Significance of World Students’ Day

This day holds great significance in the lives of both students and their teachers. World Students’ Day is celebrated in memory of one of the greatest teachers in India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

  • The day is celebrated to remember and adapt to the importance of education in our lives.
  • This day acknowledges the Fundamental Right to Education.
  • World Students’ Day is celebrated to honour the great work and contribution of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
  • We remember his inspirational words and fondness for teaching students.

How is it celebrated?

Many institutions across India celebrate World Students’ Day. Students engage in many activities and cultural events and organise multiple fests to pay their respects to Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Students enthusiastically organise various events like:

  • Speech ceremonies on World Students’ Day.
  • Many social acts, skits, and plays are organised to spread awareness about the accomplishments of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
  • Competitions like debate, speech, essay writing, and painting are also organized.

Quotes by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Source: APJ Abdul Kalam Foundation

Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam enlighted many students with his inspirational words. The following are some of his most popular quotes. 

  • “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.”
  • “Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.”
  • “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”
  • “If you fail, never give up because FAIL means “First Attempt In Learning”.
  • “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

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Speech on World Students’ Day

World Students’ Day is celebrated on 15 October every year to honour the contribution and achievements of Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. He was the 11th elected president of India and was also called “people’s president”.

He identified himself as a teacher and indeed was one of the greatest teachers in India. He also earned the title of Missile Man of India due to his incredible contributions to the field of science. He worked with the two most predominant organizations in India, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

He strongly believed in the potential of the students and the youth to take the nation to great heights. Students from India as well as abroad pay their respects to him on this day and organize various events to celebrate the day. Students and the youth are the future of every nation therefore, it is absolutely necessary to impart to them the right morals and make them understand the value of education in life. 

FAQs

When is World Student’s Day celebrated?

World Student’s Day is celebrated on 15 October every year.

Why is World Student’s Day so important?

The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam. His contribution to the field of science and education is remarkable and he believed that students and the youth of the nation hold the potential to lead the nation to a brighter future.

How is World Student’s Day celebrated?

It is celebrated in many institutions in India and abroad. Many students enthusiastically organize various events including speech ceremonies, skits, and plays to spread awareness about the contributions of Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam and competitions like debates, and essay-writing.

With this blog, we wish all the students across the globe a happy World Student’s Day. And hope that every student can learn something from the inspirational words of Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam and understand the importance of education in their lives. Students today are the leaders of tomorrow. And their potential is the greatest investment in the development of a country. To know more about such days, check out Leverage Edu.

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