National Education Day
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♦ This day is frequently commemorated in schools by holding a variety of functions and programs.
♦ Since 2008, this day has been observed.
♦ On September 11, 2008, the Ministry of Human Resources Development declared September 11th to be National Education Day, honoring Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birthday and remembering his contributions to Indian education.
♦ Every year, schools commemorate this day by hosting a variety of entertaining and educational seminars, essay contests, rallies, and symposia.
♦ On this day, students and teachers join together to discuss the importance of literacy and the nation’s dedication to education in all areas.
Maulana Abul Azad
♦ Maulana Abul Azad was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and an Indian independence campaigner, writer, and Islamic theologian (INC).
♦ He was the First Minister of Education of Independent India, serving in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet from 1947 to 1958.
♦ In his youth, he wrote Urdu poetry and treatises on religion and philosophy. Through his work as a journalist and the publication of writings critical of the British Raj, he rose to notoriety.