Students’ success is the people whose minds are going to take our countries forward. No matter what their background or their field of the stud is, we should always celebrate those who want to further their knowledge, with a lot of students going to great lengths to do so.
Students are the learners. The very ones, who have a responsibility to study what they are being taught in educational institutions, so that they can use the knowledge in their future. Often, what we learn, the experiences we gain in our student life, come in handy in our future endeavors. One of the best phases of our lives is considered to be our student life. Where not only do we learn what’s being taught in the classroom but we get practical exposure to the world too.
World Students’ Day is the perfect opportunity for us to pay honor to the students of the world. From all corners of the globe, students are working hard to achieve their career goals and make a difference. Some students leave their families and travel far and wide to have a place in a university that will help them to have a better life and provide for their loved ones. This is something that we should honor and celebrate.
The 11th President, who served the nation from 2002 to 2007, was widely referred to as the people’s president and is also credited for India’s military missile systems as well as civilian space programs.
APJ Abdul Kalam’s love for students and their success finds its best voice when he said, “Dream, Dream, Dream, Dreams transform into thoughts. And thoughts result in action.” He had also further said to students, “If you fail, never give up because FAIL means ‘first attempt in learning.”
In the 2006 Presidential address, at the presentation of National Awards to teachers, he had famously said that teachers are the builders of society and the society can be built only when the students are made proficient in their subjects. He further added that they have to provide a vision for life to the students and also inculcate the fundamentals of values that they should practice in years to come.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam suffered a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture to the students of IIM Shilong on July 27, 2015.
“When I am dead, do not declare a holiday. Instead, work a day extra,” he had famously said.
While student life is difficult for every student out there, however, there is no denying that international students face several challenges. This includes homesickness, cultural differences, currency differences, financial troubles, and language barriers.
Whereas a lot of local students can fully concentrate on their studies and make new friends, international students have plenty of other barriers that they need to overcome as well. When most students can go home to see their family and friends, students from overseas do not have this luxury. Also, a lot of home students get financial aid in the form of loans and grants, which is not always available to those that have come from abroad.
During the pandemic, when our whole world was in lockdown. Students suffered a lot too, along with many others. From attending lectures in the classroom to attending lectures on google classroom, the whole process took time and it did take a toll on students’ mental health. Getting anxious about what’d happen to their career plans, If they’d be able to pass the exams and students who were applying for studying abroad, those who were going to sit for government’s exams and in general, all of them have been through a lot.
This students’ Day, let’s give a shout out to all the students in the world, who did it. Who survived a global pandemic and still are attending online lectures, those who had to let their dream of receiving a convocation party go. We feel you and we believe in you all. We know that you’d be spectacular in whichever field you’re trying your hands on. So, all the students out there, keep learning and keep success !