Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

National Education Day 2022: Prime Minister, leaders pay tributes to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

November 11, 2022

National Education Day is celebrated annually on November 11 to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders on Friday paid tributes to India’s first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his 134th birth anniversary.

The Prime Minister wrote Azad is widely admired for his scholarly nature and intellectual prowess. “He remained at the forefront of our freedom movement, working closely with other leading lights. He was also passionate about education.”

Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan also paid homage on this occasion and wrote “He (Azad) will be remembered for his invaluable role in India’s freedom struggle and for his contributions towards our education sector.”

National Education Day is celebrated annually on November 11 on the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. A scholar and educationist, Maulana Azad was a key architect of the education system of independent India. During his tenure, the country got top education regulatory bodies – All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC).

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