Former President of India/real people’s President , Dr APJ Abdul Kalam turns 80 today (October 15th). There has been a long-pending desire among the students that his birthday(October 15) should be declared as Students’ Day as Kalam is known for having a soft corner for students.
Students launched a mass signature campaign here on Friday urging the Central Government to proclaim the day as Students’ Day on the occasion of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday.
“His entire activities revolve around the students and such a quality has inspired us, the community of students, by and large. This is the reason why we feel that his birthday should be celebrated across the country as Students’ Day. We are trying only for this to become a reality and we hope we would achieve it,” said , a student.
A signature campaign was kick started by the students of Little Flower Convent at the PVR Cinemas today to coincide with Kalam’s birthday. Tamil actor Vivek inaugurated this campaign from the premises of Little Flower Matriculation Higher Secondary School, which was later joined by students and teachers of various other schools in the city.
Those who wish to show your support to Mr Kalam can log on to www.kalam4students.in and cast your vote or relay your opinion through SMS on mobile telephone number 56677.