National Education Day 2021: History and Significance

In the political essence and freedom movement of the nation, he was a stellar figure for the country.

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New Delhi: National Education Day is celebrated every year on 11 November, the day is observed on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam ‘Azad’ who was the very first education minister of India after independence.

Abul Azad was a prominent mentor and served India as its first education minister from 15 August 1947 to 2 February 1985.

In the political essence and freedom movement of the nation, he was a stellar figure for the country. He was also a high-rated scholar in Urdu Literature. This day is acknowledged his contribution and passion towards the education field.

History and Significance

The day was first celebrated on 11 November 2008. National Education Day was inaugurated by The Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2008 to “commemorate the birthday of this great son (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad) of India by recalling his contribution to the cause of education in India.”

National Education Day is celebrated by organized seminars, elocutions, essay-writing, theatre and other events in educational institutes and schools to emphasize the significance of education in life and society.

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