Every year on 15th October the World Students Day is observed. The day is remarked as the birth anniversary of our former president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. This year it will be the 90th birth anniversary of our former president also known as the ‘Missile Man’. To know more about this day, candidates must read the article below.
World Students’ Day 2021: History
On 14th October 2010, world students day is observed for the first time. This day is marked by the United Nations Organisation in an attempt to acknowledge the efforts of Dr. Kalam toward education and his students. He was also a dedicated teacher who loves his students very much.
About A.P.J Abdul Kalam:
- A.P.J Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 at Dhanushkodi, Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. His full name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.
- In 2002, he was elected as the President of India and before becoming president he was working with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as an aerospace engineer.
- As a scientist, he began his career at the Aeronautical Development Establishment of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Also, he had served as the project director of India’s first Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III) at ISRO.
A.P.J Abdul Kalam had received several awards including Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna, Veer Savarkar Award, Ramanujan Award, etc. Various educational, scientific institutions and some locations are named in honor of Dr. Abdul Kalam like Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) were renamed “A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University”, Kerala Technological University was renamed to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University” after his death, etc.