National Education Day
We In India Celebrates National Education Day in every year on 11th November to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He was the first education minister of independent India. He was in service from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958 . The Ministry of Human Resource Development, had on September 11, 2008 announced, “The Ministry has decided to commemorate the birthday of this great son of India by recalling his contribution to the cause of education in India. November 11 every year, from 2008 onwards, will be celebrated as the National Education Day, without declaring it a holiday
Activities during the celebration of National education day:
Educational institutions at all levels across the country will celebrate November 11 as the ‘National Education Day’ by the way of Seminars, symposia, essay-writing, elocution competitions, workshops and rallies with banner cards and slogans on the importance of literacy and nation’s commitment to all aspects of education.
Objective of celebrating National education day:
The objective of celebrating National Education Day should be to strengthen our educational institutions and to raise the quality of education to greater heights. It should be an occasion to remember Maulana Azad’s contribution in laying the foundations of the education system in an independent India as well as to evaluate our current performance in this field. So on this day, all people who are involved in the field of education should come together to seek ways to advance India’s prestige in the world, as a knowledge society and to focus on how to educate our people
Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad born on 11 November 1888 and died on 22 February 1958 was an Indian scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement. Following India’s independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. In 1992 he was posthumously awarded India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.