National Education Day 2020: Things You Must Know About Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

National Education Day is celebrated to honor the birth anniversary of MaulanaAbulKalam Azad on 11th November every year. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a man of knowledge and the first Education Minister of independent India.

He was proficient in Arabic, Hindi, English, Urdu, Persian, and Bengali. He was a notable man remembered for being a scholar, poet, and revolutionary journalist.

His irreplaceable benefaction for freedom of the country and its struggle is a major role in strengthening and inspiring. He played a vital role in the education sector of India and the establishment of the University Grants Commission, the regulatory body for all the higher education institutes of the Nation.

He devoted his time to education and superintended the first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

A very famous quote by Maulana Azad “You have to dream before your dreams can come true” is an inspiration to millions.

The ministry of human resources on 11 September 2008 announced that the birthday of the great son of India will be recalled every year as the greatest celebration as National Education Day.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
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Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin was born in 1888 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and was relocated with his family to Calcutta for better education.

The quality education he received during his early age is purely reflected in his work as a journalist and poet.

His early works released in 1912, when he released a weekly newspaper called Al-Hilal, criticizing the British policies, was banned, but that didn’t stop him from working on another weekly Al- Balagh, which again criticized the British government for banning him under the Defence of India Regulations in 1916.

He was a true supporter of education for women and in 1949 he focused on the importance of the distribution of instructions in modern Sciences and knowledge. He mentioned that no program can be fully considerable towards the route of education advancement if one half of the society isn’t imparted with the same, i.e. the woman.

Completely devoted to the modern education system, he was responsible for or giving India the first IIT, IISC, School of Planning and Architecture, and University Grants Commission.

His spectacular works for the nation do not need words to describe the revolutionary ideas he was equipped with for the country’s betterment.

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