In commemoration of the 11th President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India celebrates World Students’ Day every year on 15th October.
Every year in India, World Students’ Day is observed on 15th October in honor of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of the country. From being known as the ‘Missile Man of India’ for his work as an aerospace scientist to his dedication as a teacher to his students, APJ Abdul Kalam achieved numerous milestones.
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen APJ Abdul Kalam, who hailed from a humble background and started his early days by selling newspapers, was born on 15th October 1931 in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. From a young age, he had a keen interest in airplanes, rockets, and space. Overcoming various challenges, Kalam pursued a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from APJ Abdul Kalam the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) and went on to become a shining star in the field of rocket and missile technology.
Dr. Kalam was honored by the Indian government for his work as a scientific advisor with the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awards, in addition to being APJ Abdul Kalam awarded the highest civilian honor in India, the Bharat Ratna.
Even after becoming the President of India, Kalam enjoyed interacting with school children and young adults, answering their questions. APJ Abdul Kalam firmly believed that students APJ Abdul Kalam are the future of the nation and could take the country to new heights. On 27th July 2015, while delivering a lecture at IIM Shillong, he took his last breath, succumbing to a heart attack.
These quotes reflect the wisdom and inspiration that Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shared with the world.