National Education Day 2021:-We celebrate National Education Day across the country on November 11 every year. This is also known as the National Punishment Day. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birthday is celebrated as National Education Day.
Azad was the first Minister of Education in our country after independence. From 1947 to 1958 he effectively carried out his responsibilities. He also served as the first Vice President of India. National Education Day has been celebrated by the Central Government since 2008.
On the occasion of the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, his services to education, national development and strengthening of institutions will be commemorated today. Today special events are held to raise awareness about the value of reading. Thereby raising awareness on the need for education among the people and making arrangements to send more children to school.
Birthday of the first Minister of Education .. National Education Day
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Minister of Education after India’s independence, celebrates National Education Day on November 11, his birthday. Abul Kalam served as India’s first Minister of Education.
As a freedom fighter, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad served as the first Minister of Education of the Government of India. His real name is ‘Mohiuddin Ahmed’ and his title is ‘Abul Kalam’. His last name is ‘Azad’. Abul Kalam was born on 11 November 1888 in Mecca to Alia Begum and Khairuddin Ahmed. He is fluent in Arabic, English, Urdu, Hindi, Persian, Bengali and many more.
Maulana Azad .. played a key role in the Indian independence struggle. He defended the “Non-Assistance” movement started by Gandhiji and joined the Indian National Congress in 1920. In 1923 he was elected President of the Delhi Congress Special Session. He participated in the Khilafat movement, the Salt Satyagraha and the Quit India movement and was imprisoned for 10 years. Maulana himself was a writer who wrote ‘India Vince Freedom’.
Pioneer of modern education
He served as the Minister of Education for 11 long years in the first government formed after independence and made a significant contribution to educational reforms in the country. Laid the foundations for the design of a comprehensive education policy in the country. He was instrumental in the development of Indian culture, traditions, arts, music and literature which were severely neglected during the British rule. After the independence of the country .. In 1948, special commissions were set up for primary and higher education and in 1952 for secondary education.
During his first five years as the Minister of Education, he set up a technical institute in Kharagpur along with prestigious institutes like UGC, ICCR, AICTU, CINR. Apart from these, academies have been set up for the all-round development of music, literature and fine arts. He founded the Autonomous Institutions Council of Indian Cultural Relations, the Academy of Musical Drama, the Academy of Literature and the Academy of Arts.
Honored with Bharat Ratna:
In 1992, the Government of India awarded Maulana the highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in recognition of his services to Indian education. In addition, we are celebrating the National Education Day on November 11, the birthday of the great man who enriched the Indian education system, created new trends in the education system and paved the way for the development of the country. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was ordained on February 22, 1958.