World Student’s Day 2020: When is World Student’s Day? World Student’s Day History, Observance, Importance, Significance and Facts

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World Student's Day 2020 - World Student’s Day is observed on 15th of October every year on the birth anniversary of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam considering Dr Kalam was a dedicated teacher and identified himself in that role before anything else. Read on to know more about the World Student’s Day and its importance.

World Student’s Day 2020

World Student’s Day is celebrated on the 15th of October every year. The World Student’s Day is meant to celebrate multiculturalism, diversity and cooperation among students all across the world. World Student’s Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as he was a dedicated teacher and considered himself foremost in the role of the teacher before anything or anyone else. Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s role in teaching and his dedication in his role can’t be expressed in words. The United Nations has declared 15th of October as World Student’s Day in the year 2010.

History of World Student’s Day

The United Nations had announced 15th October as the World Student’s Day in 2010. The day marks the birth anniversary of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Dr Kalam always identified himself as a teacher first and foremost. In 2006, in the President’s address at the presentation of the National award given to teachers, Dr Kalam said, “Teachers must realise that they are the builders of the society. The building of a good society could only be achieved when students have good knowledge and are proficient in their subjects. Teachers have to provide a vision about life to the students and to inculcate the fundamental values which take years to practice and achieve.”

About Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born on 15th of October 1931 at Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India. In 2002, he was elected as the President of India. Before becoming the President of India he was working as an aerospace engineer with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). He began his scientific career at the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). He had also served as the project director of India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV- III) at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Once Dr Kalam visited Switzerland in 2005, after his visit the country declared 26th of May as ‘Science day’ in order to pay honour and respect to his visit.

Awards and Achievements of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has received many awards including Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, Veer Savarkar Award, Ramanujam Award and many more. There are various educational and scientific institutions and also some locations that are named in the honor of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam such as Uttar Pradesh Technical university was renamed as “A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University'', Kerala Technological University was renamed as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam technological University after his death, etc. Books written by Dr. Kalam are Wings of Fire: An Autobiography, Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India, India 2020: A Vision for the New Millenium, etc.

Celebrations of World Student’s Day

World Student’s Day is celebrated on Dr. Kalam’s birthday to inspire millions of youths through his works, achievements, books, lectures etc. APJ Abdul Kalam’s love and dedication for students found the best recognition when he said, “Dream, Dream, Dream, Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action”. On World Student’s Day, the students have been inspired by Dr. Kalam’s words that, “if you fail, never give up because failing means the first step of learning”. On this day the students all over the word should learn and gain knowledge from the inspiring words of Dr. Kalam and learn from his work and dedication towards nation and world.

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s quotes

“Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck”

“Books become permanent companions. Sometimes, they are born before us; they guide us during our life journey and continue for many generations”

“One of the most important characteristics of a student is to question.Let the students ask question”

“All birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the clouds. Problems are common, but attitude make the difference”

Wishes for World Student’s Day

“Students are the building blocks of the future of the world and it depends on them how the structure of the world would be”. Happy World Studen’s Day

“Student’s provide the way for tomorrow’s world and so we should give them the respect that they deserve”. Happy World Student’s Day

“It is important to be a good student but it is priceless and way more important to be a good human being. So keeping that in mind, we wish you a happy World Student’s Day”

“Everyone is a student of life as we all keep learning something or the other throughout our lives”. A very happy World Student’s Day

“Students deserve more love, respect, and appreciation than they usually get so today is a day to bless them and wish them all the best”. Happy World Student’s Day

“It is the duty of the governments, parents, teachers, and family members to take care of the needs of the students so that they can achieve excellence in their respective fields”. Happy World Student’s Day

World Students Day - FAQ's

1. When is World Student’s Day celebrated?

World Student’s Day is celebrated on 15th of October every year on the birth anniversary of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as he was a dedicated teacher and identified himself in that role before anything else.

2. World Student’s Day was declared by whom?

In 2010, the United Nations declared 15th of October, the birth anniversary of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as the day to celebrate the World Student’s Day

3. Science Day is celebrated by which country?  

Dr. Kalam visited Switzerland in the year 2005, after his visit the country declared 26th of May as ‘Science day’ in order to pay honour and respect to his visit.

4. How is World Student’s Day celebrated?

World Student’s Day is observed to celebrate the multiculturalism, diversity and cooperation among students all across the world spreading awareness about the same

5. What is the role of teachers in celebrating World Student’s Day?

Teachers must realise that they are the builders of the society. Building of a good society could only be achieved when students have good knowledge and are proficient in their subjects.


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