Digital Desk, New Delhi. National Education Day is celebrated every year on 11 November in India. This day is specially dedicated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. People across the country celebrate his birth anniversary as National Education Day. Maulana Abul Kalam was one of the special gems of independent India. He was the first Union Education Minister of independent India, he was a freedom fighter, scholar and eminent educationist of that time. He has been seen as the principal architect of independent India. To restore good education in India, he had established big education bodies like AICTE and UGC.
What is the history of this day
In September 2008, it was announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of India to recognize the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as Education Day across the country. After independence, India has struggled a lot to run its institutions in a better way. At that time, education had emerged as an important step for the progress of a country. Promoting education for nation building was the priority of the country’s leaders. Abul Kalam in particular came to the fore to lead this cause.
know its importance
This day is also special in the history of India because on this day the whole country remembers the contribution of Maulana Azad. This day is seen as the nation building of India. Every year on the day of November 11, many special programs are organized in all the schools. On this day students and teachers share their thoughts about the importance of literacy and various aspects of education.