11th November is celebrated every year as National Education Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
On this day, his exemplary contributions to the field of education and educational institutions are celebrated. He was the first education minister of independent India and served from 1947 to 1958. National Education Day is observed around all educational institutions to raise awareness about the importance of literacy.
National Education Day: History
To honor Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced 11th November as ‘National Education Day’ on 11th September, 2008. The announcement released by Ministry said, “The Ministry has decided to commemorate the birthday of this great son of India by recalling his contribution to the cause of education in India. November 11 from 2008 onwards, will be celebrated as the National Education Day, without declarin ..