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National Education Day 2021; Know why is it celebrated

By Team YourCoimbatore on 11th November 2021
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The National Education Day is being celebrated on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He was the first education minister of independent India and served from 1947 to 1958.  The Ministry of Education which was then the Ministry of Human Resource Development on September 11, 2008, announced to commemorate the birthday of this great son of India by recalling his contribution to the cause of education in India.

An Educationist, journalist, freedom fighter and politician, Kalam played a pivotal role to improve the education structure of India. Kalam would say that our dreams transfer into thoughts and thoughts result in actions. Kalam dreamt of improving the education structure in the country and he strived to do it.

Kalam was a strong advocate for the education of women. He always insisted that the empowerment of women is a necessary and significant condition for the improvement of a nation. Only with the empowerment of women, he believed, society would be stable. During his tenure, the UGC, AICTE, Kharagpur Institute of higher education, the University education commission, and the Secondary education commission were set up. Several leaders have remembered the contribution of Azad in building the foundation of a strong education system in the country.

In a tribute to the first education minister of the country, PM Narendra Modi has said, “Tributes to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his Jayanti. A pathbreaking thinker and intellectual, his role in the freedom struggle is inspiring. He was passionate about the education sector and worked to further brotherhood in society.”

Education is the only powerful weapon to lift our nation. Come on and earn it.

Meena

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