National Education Day : 11th of the 11th month of the year is very special in history. Especially for India. National Education Day is celebrated in the country on this day. The reason for this is that the country’s first education minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, was born on 11 November 1888. Maulana Azad’s real name was Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiuddin. Today, on this special day, let us tell you about those visionary decisions of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad who are running the education system of the country even after 8 decades of independence.
Country’s education minister for 11 years
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was the Education Minister from 15 August 1947 to 2 February 1958. He was also a master of Urdu poetry and actively participated with Mahatma Gandhi in the country’s freedom struggle. He died on 22 February 1958 in Delhi.
Abul Kalam’s birth anniversary is celebrated as Education Day.
The birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad is celebrated as National Education Day in India. After becoming the first Education Minister of the recently independent country, he took many big decisions in which his only thought was to ensure that the wave of education should reach every section of the country.
UGC formed important role in promoting higher education
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad believed that without higher education of every section of the country, India’s strength at the global level is not possible. Therefore he took many important decisions.
The country’s first IIT, University Grants Commission (UGC) and other institutions were established during his tenure as the Education Minister, which is still flying the flag of India in higher education.
AICTE and country’s first IIT also established
Maulana Abul Kalam, after establishing the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC), also established the country’s first IIT. India’s first Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kharagpur, was also established. He also established the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Sahitya Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, Sangeet Natak Academy and CSIR.
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