Kalam’s Birthday Celebrated as World Students’ Day- Read Why

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Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday is celebrated as World Students’ Day every year but why it is celebrated, let us know why.

In 2010, the United Nations had declared October 15 as World Students’ Day. A recollection of APJ Abdul Kalam’s legacy is incomplete without a mention of his role as a teacher. Kalam was dedicated to teaching and identified himself as a teacher and then as anything else. And today on the 88th birth anniversary of the great legend, world students’ day is celebrated across the country.

In the President’s Address at the presentation of National Award to Teachers in 2006, Kalam said, “Teachers have to realize that they are the builders of the society. The society can be built only when the students are made proficient in their subjects. In addition, they have to provide a vision for life to the students and also inculcate the fundamentals of values which he should practice in the years to come.”

Kalam was the 11th President of India who served from 2002 to 2007 and was widely referred to as the people’s President besides being credited for India’s civilian space programme and military missile systems.

Some of the famous quotes of Kalam for students are:

“Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.”

– APJ Abdul Kalam

“The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classroom.”

– APJ Abdul Kalam

“Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.”

– APJ Abdul Kalam

Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
– APJ Abdul Kalam

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