World Students Day: the day is observed each year on October 15 to recognize the birth anniversary of the late Indian president, Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
He was born in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, on 15th October 1931. He served as an administrator and scientist at the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) and DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation).
Kalam also made precious contributions towards improving India’s military missile and civilian space programs before becoming the 11th Indian president.
Frequently called “the missile man of India” for his work, Dr. Kalam was also renowned for his insightful lectures to students and supported them to reach academic excellence.
Dr. Kalam was widely praised as a scientist, public speaker, educationist, and president throughout his life.
World Student’s Day : History
Since 2010, the UN Organisation has marked 15th October as World Student’s Day to recognize the attempts of Dr. Kalam toward his students and education. The theme of last year’s International student’s day was ‘Learning for people, prosperity, planet, and peace.’
The brilliant academic and source of motivation for multiple, Kalam, expired due to a cardiac attack on 27th July in 2015 at IIM Shillong while giving a speech. His quotes and words still get attached today and motivate many.
- A dream is not something that you watch in sleep but is something that doesn’t make you sleep – Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.
- The great teacher makes the weak student tremendous and the best student superior – Marva Collins.
- In the long run, spoon-feeding teaches us nothing but the form of the spoon – E. M. Forster
- The purpose of education is to make the young educate themselves during their lives – Robert M. Hutchins
- One of the essential aspects of a student is to ask. Let them ask questions – Dr Kalam
- If you are a great student of life, knowledge becomes your rain, dropping gradually on your brain – Mehmet Murat Ildan
- The mission for the day is to support students to imagine beyond conventional career possibilities, plan for future careers and entry into the workplace – Allen Tate
- To succeed in your purpose, you’ll have to be faithful in your profession – Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Significance of World Students Day
The day shows to highlight the growth & knowledge of the entire world community about philanthropic goals. The day is to praise the late aerospace expert of India by recognizing his gifts in the field of expertise as well as technology and science.
Dr. Kalam was the author of 3 books, including Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India (2002), Wings of Fire: An Autobiography (1999), and India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium (1998).
Here are some fascinating facts about education worldwide, which might make you see it from a new prospect.
- The City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, is the most prominent school globally regarding the number of students, with a minimum of 32,000 students.
- The students in China get the most homework on the earth. On average, teens do a massive 14 hours of homework in a week. Consider yourself fortunate, you didn’t need to!
- Pakistan does not offer kids a juridical right to free education. Only kids between the age of 5 and 9 are allowed compulsory schooling.
- Summer holidays in Chile begin from mid-December and finish in early March. That’s three entire months off from school.
- France has the most precise school year from August to June and the biggest school day.
- Kids in Germany get a unique cone known as Schultüte, which is loaded with pencils, pens, snacks, and books.