Education Day: Celebrating Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s Contribution To India


New Delhi: India celebrates the national education day with institutions across the country conducting competitions, seminars and workshop on November 11 across India.  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the country’s first education minister after India won independence from colonial rule. He served as the education minister from 1947 to 1958. He was born on November 11, 1888 and the National Education Day is celebrated in his memory.

Understanding the fundamental role education plays in the development of the nation, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as the Chairman of Central Advisory Board of Education, gave impetus to Adult Education and Literacy. Not only did he lay emphasis on elementary education but also propogated diversification of secondary education and vocational training. The man was also responsible for setting up of The Central Institute of Education, Delhi which later became the Department of Education of Delhi University

The University Grants Commission has asked educational institutions across the country the celebrate the day by organising seminars, symposia, essay writing, elocution competitions, workshops and rallies with banners, cards and slogans.