New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and other leaders on Friday paid tributes to India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his 134th birth anniversary.
Remembering Azad on his birth anniversary, PM Modi wrote that Azad is widely admired for his scholarly nature and intellectual prowess. “He was at the forefront of our freedom movement, working closely with other prominent figures. He also had a passion for education.
Tributes to Maulana Azad on his birth anniversary. He is widely praised for his scholarly nature and intellectual prowess. He was at the forefront of our freedom movement, working closely with other prominent personalities. He also had a passion for education. pic.twitter.com/gKg7BFkFSo
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 11 November 2022
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan paid tribute to Azad and wrote, “He will be remembered for his invaluable role in India’s freedom struggle and his contribution to our education sector.”
Congratulations! #National Education Day, Today, we pay tribute to an exemplary stalwart and India’s first education minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He will be remembered for his invaluable role in India’s freedom struggle and his contribution to our education sector. pic.twitter.com/AlJAHRj49Z
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) 11 November 2022
Sharing a quote from Azad, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge wrote, “Maulana Azad’s contribution to nation building is always inspiring” and paid floral tributes to him.
“I am part of the indivisible unity that is Indian nationality. I am indispensable to this grand building and without me this grand structure is incomplete.
– Maulana Abul Kalam Azadi
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) 11 November 2022
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote, ‘Tributes to the great freedom fighter, scholar and India’s first education minister, Bharat Ratna Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, on his birth anniversary today.
Tributes to the great freedom fighter, scholar and first education minister of India, Bharat Ratna Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his birth anniversary today.
His vision of building the education system of India gave us many world class institutions. He remains our inspiration. pic.twitter.com/NNhC2hwzge
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 11 November 2022
Why is National Education Day celebrated?
National Education Day is celebrated every year on 11 November on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of India.
Born on November 18, 1888, Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Husseini Azad was an Indian independence activist, writer and senior leader of the Indian National Congress.
He served as the Minister of Education from August 15, 1947 to February 2, 1958, and died in Delhi on February 22, 1958.