11th November is celebrated as the National Education Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s First Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. A reformer and a freedom fighter, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad served the country from 1947 to 1958 as the first minister of Education in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet.

To celebrate this day, various programs and campaigns are organized to spread awareness about education and make every person literate.

National Education Day aims to remember Azad’s contribution in laying the foundations of the education system in the country after independence. Under his leadership, the Ministry of Education established the first Indian Institute of Technology in 1951 and the University Grants Commission in 1953.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad or Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad was born on November 11, 1888. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had decided on September 11, 2008, to celebrate November 11 as National Education Day every year.

 

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was invited in 1920 and elected as a member of the foundation committee of Jamia Millia Islamia at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. In 1934 he assisted in the shifting of the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia to New Delhi.

He was also responsible for setting up of University Grants Commission in 1953 and emphasized the setting up of the Indian Institute of Science or IISc Bangalore.

National Education Day wishes

When you educate a child, you change not just his present but all his life for good. Wishing a very Happy National Education Day to all.

The power of education must never be underestimated. The goodness of education must never be ignored. A very Happy National Education Day.

“Education is the most important thing in an individual’s life as it has the potential to change his future. Warm wishes on National Education Day.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Happy National Education Day!

The occasion of National Education Day reminds us all that we must never ever let a child stay deprived of education. Wishing a very Happy National Education Day to all.

The most beautiful and thoughtful present we can give a child is his education. Never miss a chance to educate a child. Happy National Education Day!

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad quotes

“Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.” – Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

“To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.” – Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” – Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

“Education imparted by heart can bring revolution in the society.” – Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

“Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.” – Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

“Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.” – Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

 

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