National Education Day 2019: Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
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On 11th November 2019, it is the 131st birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the country’s first Education Minister. He was the first Education Minister of India after the independence of India. He was a freedom fighter, educationist, and writer. On his birthday, November 11 is celebrated every year as National Education Day in India.
In 2008, The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) decided to celebrate ‘National Education Day’ on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The day commemorates the contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in the field of education. On this day, various programs are organized to spread awareness about education
First Education Minister of Independent India
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was born on 11 November 1888. After India’s independence, Maulana Abul Kalam became the first Education Minister of India and established the University Grants Commission (UGC).