National Education Day: National Education Day is celebrated on 11 November



National Education Day: National Education Day is celebrated every year in the country on 11 November to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of India. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad made a significant contribution to the development of education in India while serving as the Minister of Education from 1947 to 1958 in the first cabinet of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. National Education Day is celebrated on 11 November every year since 2008 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India.


Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a renowned Indian Muslim scholar and independence activist. Maulana Azad belonged to a family of Afghan ulema, his mother was of Arabic origin and his father Mohammad Khairuddin was a Persian (Iranian, ethnically). During the first movement of Indian independence, he left Calcutta in 1857 and went to Mecca. He was the first education minister of independent India. He established institutions of excellence to develop education and culture. He served the country as the first education minister of independent India from 15 August 1947 to 2 February 1958.


 • Sangeet Natak Akademi (1953)


 • Sahitya Akademi (1954)


 • Lalitkala Akademi (1954)


 He was awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously in the year 1992.


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