International Students Day 2023
International Students Day 2023: International Students Day is celebrated every year on 17 November to commemorate the bravery of a student who stood straight against Nazi occupation. These students battled for their right to higher education and the pride of Prague. In 1941, 17th November was declared to be celebrated as International Students Day to honor the bravery of students and their hard work.
International Students Day 2023 will be celebrated in the memory of all students of Prague University who doubt their education right and freedom. Read the below article to know about the significance and theme of International Students Day 2023.
Why is International Students Day be Celebrated?
The International Students Day 2023 is to be celebrated every year to honour more than 12,000 students of Prague University who lost their lives in IInd World War. These students died horrifically and International Students Day 2023 will be celebrated in their honor and to raise awareness about the challenges faced by students in today’s time and world.
Theme of International Students Day 2023
The theme of International Students Day 2023 has not been announced till now. Though the theme will revolve around diversity, unity, and the strength of the global student community. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about education among students. Students also celebrates international students day in India and works towards the betterment of education.
Significance of International Students Day
The International Students Day in India has its own significance as it has across the globe. It somewhere works as a reminder of the value of education among today’s generation. This day is a symbol of student’s action towards their right and courage to protect their pride and dignity. On International Students Day 2023, various universities host events supporting education for all and have a supporting multiculturalism. On this day, students from different backgrounds come together and share their opinions, showcase the music, art around the world.
History of International Students Day 2023
When Adolf Hitler’s ascent to power in 1933, the Third Reich claimed territory outside of Germany and in 1938, Nazis annexed Hitler’s native place Austria, and later Nazis made Czechoslovakia cede a portion of its territory. Students of Charles University in Prague’s Medical Faculty started a protest in 1939 to mark the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic as an independent republic. The protest took a violent turn and was put down by the Nazis, which in turn killed a student named Jan Opletal in the process.
Nine teachers and students that were executed on 17 November 1939, in Prague are listed below:
- Bedřich Koukala
- Marek Frauwirt
- Josef Matoušek
- Jaroslav Klíma
- Jan Weinert
- Josef Adamec
- Jan Černý
- František Skorkovský
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