PASIGHAT, Oct 15: Apex Professional University, Pasighat observed ‘World Students’ Day’ to commemorate the 89th Birth Anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. Abdul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.
Pro-Chancellor of APU Prof. Tamo Mibang, highlighted the simplicity and truthfulness of Dr. Kalam’s life. He also highlighted the contributions of Dr. Kalam to the Nation and said that he has been the role model for the young and energetic youths of the Nation.
‘His efforts in the field of Science and Technology and role of teacher that he played throughout his scientific and political careers are written in golden words. He identified himself as a teacher first. He had a passion for the love to children, stated Prof. Mibang.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-chancellor of APU Prof. (Maj) Ashok Kumar briefed the students about various inspirational quotes of Dr. Kalam and urged the students to follow them for a successful career. . The Vice-chancellor also highlighted the various achievements of the University during this Academic Year.
Every year APU organizes its Convocation on this day but this year due to COVID-19 pandemic the academic calendar was changed hence, Convocation will be organized in January 2021.
Dr. Kalam’s life journey from Newspaper Boy to 11th President of India during 2002 – 2007 has been full of challenges and achievements. He was decorated with Bharat Ratna, Padam Vibhushan and Padam Bhushan. He left for his heavenly abode while delivering lecture at IIM Shillong on 27th July 2015.