October 15 marks the 88th birth anniversary of India's "Missile Man" APJ Abdul Kalam. The birth date of India's former president is also marked as World Students' Day. To honour Dr Kalam's role as an inspiration and a teacher before anything else, his birthday is marked as World Students' Day since the year 2010. Dr Abdul Kalam's love for students is so well-known and this day marks a celebration in different schools and colleges too. On World Students' Day 2019, netizens are sharing positive and encouraging quotes, images and messages to pass on the greetings of this day. #PlantForKalam Trends on Twitter on APJ Abdul Kalam’s Birth Anniversary As People in Tamil Nadu Plant Trees in the Honour of Former President.

Dr Kalam in several of his speeches spoke to students and addressed them with several inspiring thoughts. Dr Kalam had an excellent commitment towards the field of education and he went on to become a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He made a significant contribution to the field of literature too and has written several motivational books. To honour all his work and the inspiration he provided to many other students, the celebration of World Students' Day remains significant. In 2010 the United Nations declared 15 October as World Students' Day.

Check Some Tweets on World Students' Day:

Remembering Dr Kalam's Wise Words

Dream On!

Proud Moment Every Year

Happy World Students' Day

Towering Inspiration

One of the most famous quotes by Dr Kalam is "You have to dream before your dreams can come true." With such simplicity he conveys such great ideas and continues to remains an inspiration for many others today. We are sure a lot of students look up to him and remember the great contributions he has done for this country. Wishing all students a very Happy Students' Day!

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