National Education Day is celebrated on November 11 in India and commemorates the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who was the country’s Minister of Education from 1947 to 1958. He was also the author of works on philosophy, literature, published a newspaper, led a delegation during negotiations with England … His great contribution did not go unnoticed.
After many years of struggle, India became independent in 1947. During this period, special attention was directed to education – it is this factor that should influence the development of the state in the future. Abul Kalam became the leader of the movement. He worked to eradicate illiteracy, formed a healthy system, promoted primary and secondary education.
The most significant contribution is the creation of technological institutions. The first of them was opened already in 1951. Maulana sincerely believed that they were the future! It seemed like research, technological progress. The man knew that illiteracy would drag down a country that had suffered for many years and was not a separate nation
National Day adopted in 2008 at the official level. This is a good occasion to remember how it all began and to honor the memory of a great figure. After all, everything was not in vain!
Did you know that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad:
- posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna high civilian award in 1992;
- fluent in at least six languages, received an excellent home education;
- at the age of 13 he married a young Muslim girl;
- was chairman of the Indian National Congress.
How to celebrate
National Education Day is supported by educational institutions across India. There are various competitions, debates, seminars… It is always interesting to participate in them! The students are happy to prepare for the date. People visit monuments and centers dedicated to education. Unfortunately, illiteracy is still a state problem – make your contribution to its elimination, donate to a charitable organization.
When is National Education Day celebrated in 2022?
National Education Day is observed on November 11 each year.