National Education Day 2020 (Photo Credits: File Image)
National Education Day 2020: National Education Day is celebrated every year on 11 November in India, which is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a freedom fighter and India’s first Education Minister. Maulana Abul Kalam was born on 11 November 1888. He believed that schools are laboratories, where prospective citizens are produced. His birth anniversary is celebrated as National Education Day in memory of the work done by him in the field of education. In fact, in 2008, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Birth Anniversary was announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. On this day public awareness is spread about education and making the person literate through various programs. Let us know the history and importance of National Education Day.
National Education Day 2020
On September 11, 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad as National Education Day. Like every year, this year, on 11 November 2020 (Wednesday), this day will be celebrated all over the country. Also read: Children’s Day 2020: Children’s Day on these Hindi WhatsApp Stickers, Facebook Greetings, Wallpapers to tell children Happy Children’s Day
History and importance of this day
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the first Education Minister of independent India. He took over from 15 August 1947 to 2 February 1958 as Education Minister. He founded the University Grants Commission, or UGC, after independence. Maulana Azad was the youngest president in the Indian National Congress. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a famous Indian Muslim scholar. He was a famous poet, writer, journalist and Indian freedom fighter. He established higher education institutions and worked for free education in the country.
In 2008, the Minister of Human Resource Development decided that on 11 November, the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad will be celebrated as National Education Day. His contribution to the education sector of India is remarkable, which can never be forgotten. On this day seminars, workshops and programs are organized by various educational institutes of the country.