The United Nations had declared in 2010 as World Students' Day on 15 October. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's role in teaching and his dedication can't be explained in words. He always identified himself as a teacher. While teaching only in Shillong IIM College, he had a cardiac arrest. This showed his dedication towards teaching. In 2006, in the President's address at the presentation of National Award to Teachers, he said that," Teachers have to realise that they are the builders of the society. Good society can be built when students have knowledge and are proficient in their subjects. They have also to provide a vision for life to the students and to inculcate the fundamentals of values which should be practice in the years to come".