World Students Day is observed on 15 October

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15 October is celebrated as the World Students' Day every year. The day marks the birth anniversary of the former Indian President and great scientist, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.  History: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 15 October, the birthday of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as the World Student’s Day in 2010. Since then, the day is celebrated on 15 October across the world. UN declared the day to honour Kalam's love and dedication towards education, teaching, students, and his focus and efforts in promoting the education. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam: ♦ Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 at Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India. From 2002-2007, he served as the 11th President of India. He was an aerospace scientist. Kalam played a vital role in the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, which earned him the title Missile Man of India. ♦ He wrote at least 18 books, including Wings of Fire, Ignited Minds, Turning Points: A journey through challenges, Inspiring Thoughts, Indomitable Spirit, You Are Born To Blossom, Beyond 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow's India, Forge Your Future. ♦ He was conferred with around 22 awards and honours including Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna. He died on 27 July 2015 after suffering a cardiac arrest while delivering a speech at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong.

from Current Affairs 2019 for Competitive Exams Current Affairs Today 15 October is celebrated as the World Students' Day every year. The day marks the birth anniversary of the former Indian President and great scientist, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.  History: United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared 15 October, the birthday of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as the World Student’s Day in 2010. Since then, the day is celebrated on 15 October across the world. UN declared the day to honour Kalam's love and dedication towards education, teaching, students, and his focus and efforts in promoting the education. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam: ♦ Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 at Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, India. From 2002-2007, he served as the 11th President of India. He was an aerospace scientist. Kalam played a vital role in the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, which earned him the title Missile Man of India. ♦ He wrote at least 18 books, including Wings of Fire, Ignited Minds, Turning Points: A journey through challenges, Inspiring Thoughts, Indomitable Spirit, You Are Born To Blossom, Beyond 2020: A Vision for Tomorrow's India, Forge Your Future. ♦ He was conferred with around 22 awards and honours including Padma Bhushan, the Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna. He died on 27 July 2015 after suffering a cardiac arrest while delivering a speech at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Shillong. https://ift.tt/2VNC0Th

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