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‘International Students Day’ To Unite Students At International Level

Utkarsh Classes 17-11-2023
‘International Students Day’ To Unite Students At International Level Important Day 5 min read

‘International Students Day’ is celebrated every year on 17 November to unite students at the international level. Due to uniting the students at the international level, this day is also celebrated as 'International Student Solidarity Day'.

Background of International Students Day:

  • The history of International Students' Day is linked to the incident of October 28, 1939. During that time a part of Czechoslovakia was occupied by the Nazis. 
  • In Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia, students and teachers organized a demonstration on the occasion of the anniversary of the country's founding. The Nazis opened fire on these protesters, killing a medical student.
  • Demonstrations were also held at the funeral of the student. As a result the protesters were arrested.
  • On November 17, 1939, Nazi soldiers entered the students' hostel and arrested about 1200 students. Nine of those arrested were sent to torture camps and were later hanged.
  • Nazi soldiers closed all colleges and universities in Czechoslovakia after this incident.

International Conference in London: 

  • An international conference was called in London in 1941, two years after the Czechoslovakian incident. This conference was of students fighting against fascism. There it was decided that International Students Day would be celebrated on 17 November every year in memory of the students martyred by the Nazis.

Important days frequently asked in various exams

World Students Day on 15 October:

  • World Students Day is celebrated on 15 October, about a month before International Students Day on 17 November.
  • Celebrating World Students Day was started for the first time by the United Nations in the year 2010 by Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. It was done on the 79th birth anniversary of Abdul Kalam. Since then World Students Day is celebrated every year on 15 October.
  • Born on October 15, 1931, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam served as the former President of India. Abdul Kalam made an important contribution in making missiles, due to which he is also known as Missile Man. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam held the position of the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

Important days for small savings

Women's Savings Day: 

  • Along with the rest of India, the Directorate of Small Savings, Assam celebrates 14 April every year as Women's Savings Day. The day focuses on developing the habit of small savings among women by creating awareness about Mahila Pradhan Regional Savings Scheme (MPKBY) and other women centric schemes.

Pay Roll Savings Day: 

  • This day is celebrated all over India on 15th July. It is a day to promote small savings among salaried employees.

Sanchayika Day: 

  • Directorate of Small Savings, Assam celebrates Sanchayika Day every year on 15 September to promote the habit of small savings among students.

World Savings Day: 

  • The Directorate of Small Savings, Assam celebrates World Savings Day on 30 October, a day before the worldwide celebration on 31 October. This day is dedicated to promoting savings and the habit of saving across the world.

FAQ

Answer:- ‘International Students Day’ is celebrated every year on 17 November to unite students at the international level.

Answer:- World Students Day is celebrated every year on 15 October.

Answer:- Celebrating World Students Day was started by the United Nations for the first time in the year 2010 by Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. It was done on the 79th birth anniversary of Abdul Kalam. Since then World Students Day is celebrated every year on 15 October.

Answer:- Every year 14th April is celebrated as Women's Savings Day.

Answer:- Pay Roll Savings Day is celebrated all over India on 15th July. It is a day to promote small savings among salaried employees.

Answer:- Directorate of Small Savings, Assam celebrates Sanchayika Day every year on 15th September to promote the habit of small savings among the students.

Answer:- Directorate of Small Savings, Assam celebrates World Savings Day on 30 October.
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