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World Students Day: 15 October

World Students Day: 15 October

Every year, former president APJ Abdul kalam’s birthday is celebrated as World Students' Day. In 2010, the United Nations had declared October 15 as World Students' Day.

Key Points:

  • Dr Kalam  played a major role in India’s Ballistic Missiles development and  when India tested its nuclear weapons in 1998.
  • He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and honoured with Bharat ratna and also Von Braun Award from the National Space Society in 2013.
  •  Wheeler Island renamed as Abdul Kalam Island in September 2015.
  • Dr Kalam was known for his love for students and focus on promoting education.
  • Recently, a proposal was also presented before the Union Government to observe Kalam's birthday as National Students Day.

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