Education is an important part of one’s life. Many are not able to attain it but many projects, schemes, are working to enable all children to attain education. One day is also there to make people aware of the importance of education. This day is National Education Day.
National Education Day is celebrated every year. It is celebrated on November 11. The reason behind this day is to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He was India’s First Education Minister.
He was the education minister in the cabinet of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was in the position for a time period of almost 11 years (1947-1958). He was not even a scholar in his lifetime. But the way he worked for the nation it was commendable. He was a reformer as well as a freedom fighter.
One of the works that we can see is IIT. He is the man behind the world-famous IITs and also behind many institutes. His full name was Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad. And he was born on November 11, 1888.
Every person must be literate is the main motive behind this day. And many programs and campaigns are there on this day to spread awareness about education.
From When National Education Day is Celebrated
From September 11, 2008, we celebrate this day all over the country. On that day only, November 11 was set to celebrate this day as National Education Day. And it MHRD was the one to decide it.
An artist, a researcher, a writer, and a political dissident, he added to the development of India alongside numerous pioneers. However, his greatest commitment to India has been the endowment of Education.
Works of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
In 1920 he was the one to establish council of Jamia Millia Islamia at Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. In 1934 he aided the moving of the grounds of Jamia Millia Islamia to New Delhi.
As the main Education Minister of a free India, liable for setting up the Central Institute of Education in Delhi. This later is now famous as the Department of Education under the University of Delhi.
He was likewise answerable for setting up of University Grants Commission in 1953 and underlined the setting up of the Indian Institute of Science or IISc Bangalore.
Be that as it may, by a long shot, his biggest commitment to the nation was the Indian Institutes of Technology. It was under his administration that the principal IIT – IIT Kharagpur was set up in 1951.
He genuinely had faith in the capability of IITs and had noted, ‘I have presumed that the foundation of this Institute will frame a milestone in the advancement of higher mechanical training and examination in the nation.’