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Final Ritual of the late former President APJ Abdul Kalam held at Rameswaram on 30th July

Final Ritual of the late former President APJ Abdul Kalam held at Rameswaram on 30th July

U.N.O Declares Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam‘s Birthday as the “World Students Day“

U.N.O Declares Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam‘s Birthday as the “World Students Day“

Pictures showing Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on currency and birthday celebrated as Children’s Day go viral!

The picture that is going viral highlights the celebration date of Children’s Day to be changed to Dr. Kalam’s birth date on 15th October. Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14 in respect of th

The picture that is going viral highlights the celebration date of Children’s Day to be changed to Dr. Kalam’s birth date on 15th October. Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14 in respect of th
The picture that is going viral highlights the celebration date of Children’s Day to be changed to Dr. Kalam’s birth date on 15th October. Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14 in respect of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It shows APJ Abdul Kalam surrounded by children from his numerous visits and gatherings. Whatever the case may be, Dr. Kalam will forever be remembered for his encouraging word, motivating thoughts, inspirational speeches and memorable quotes conveyed the mindset of the great man. His continuous efforts towards making India a developed nation was remarkable.

Why is Nehru's birthday celebrated as children's day?

Why is Nehru
V K Krishna Menon proposed the idea of Universal Children's Day to the UN General Assembly and upon their acceptance this day was celebrated in October until 1959.



In 1959, November 20th was selected as the new day as it celebrated the anniversary of when the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the UN General Assembly [1]. Till date many countries celebrate Children's Day on this day, India being an exception [2].



After Nehru's death in 1964, the country decided to celebrate Children's Day or Baal Divas on the birth anniversary of the great leader, 14th November. Nehru, fondly referred to as Chacha Nehru ("Uncle Nehru"), dedicated a large portion of his life to the welfare of children across the nation [3, 4].



[1] Unversal Declaration of Human Rights

[2] Children's Day

[3] Jawaharlal Nehru

[4] Examples include establishing the Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management among many others schools and educational establishments.

Why Dr APJ Abdul Kalam birthday should be celebrated as children's day?

Here are a few moments that proved he was the nicest President we have ever had.

When he wished ‘Happy Birthday’ to his follower on Twitter

When he wished ‘Happy Birthday’ to his follower on Twitter
When he wished ‘Happy Birthday’ to his follower on Twitter

And when he spared his precious time just to reply to this boy.

And when he spared his precious time just to reply to this boy.
And when he spared his precious time just to reply to this boy.

When he enjoyed his cup of tea in a Chai Dhabha like the rest of us.

When he enjoyed his cup of tea in a Chai Dhabha like the rest of us.
When he enjoyed his cup of tea in a Chai Dhabha like the rest of us.

When he took out his time to read the poem and appreciate the student

When he took out his time to read the poem and appreciate the student
When he took out his time to read the poem and appreciate the student

When he said ‘Yes’ to the little girl who asked him for a hand-shake

When he said ‘Yes’ to the little girl who asked him for a hand-shake
When he said ‘Yes’ to the little girl who asked him for a hand-shake

When he gave this man the most valuable advice of his life

When he gave this man the most valuable advice of his life
When he gave this man the most valuable advice of his life

When he read the note written by a girl and replied to her with ‘best wishes’

When he read the note written by a girl and replied to her with ‘best wishes’
When he read the note written by a girl and replied to her with ‘best wishes’

When he saluted the 105-year-old lady for her successful surgery

When he saluted the 105-year-old lady for her successful surgery
When he saluted the 105-year-old lady for her successful surgery

When he could still remember his school teacher even after 64 years

When he could still remember his school teacher even after 64 years
When he could still remember his school teacher even after 64 years

When he took a picture with a small girl and sent us a message – ‘spirit of sharing’

When he took a picture with a small girl and sent us a message – ‘spirit of sharing’
When he took a picture with a small girl and sent us a message – ‘spirit of sharing’

When he created artificial limbs for the differently abled children and distributed to them

When he created artificial limbs for the differently abled children and distributed to them
When he created artificial limbs for the differently abled children and distributed to them

And a few hours before his death, he thanked a security guard for standing too long just for him and he said – ‘I am sorry you had to stand so long because of me.”

And a few hours before his death, he thanked a security guard for standing too long just for him and he said – ‘I am sorry you had to stand so long because of me.”
And a few hours before his death, he thanked a security guard for standing too long just for him and he said – ‘I am sorry you had to stand so long because of me.”

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