National Education Day commemorates Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birth anniv

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New Delhi: November 11 is annually celebrated as National Education Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

He is the first Education Minister of India, who served from August 15, 1947, to February 2, 1958. It was only from 2008 when November 11 was decided as the National Education Day.

Many politicians including Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tributes to the freedom fighter and scholar.

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National Education Day is an occasion to remember Maulana’s contribution in laying the foundations of the education system in independent India and also evaluating to understand and improve the country’s current performance in the field. There is a lot, we need to perform in terms of developing the education sector, and Maulana’s birth anniversary reminds and encourages us to better the field for our future generation.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad is the first Education Minister of India, who served from August 15, 1947, to February 2, 1958. It was only from 2008 when November 11 was decided as the National Education Day.

The former minister was an acclaimed poet, philosopher and was a masterful orator. He was well versed in Urdu, Persian, Arabic, and Hindi. A staunch advocate of universal primary education for all children up to the age of 14, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad also supported women’s education.

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