Each year on November 11th, National Education Day is observed, honoring the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who served as India’s inaugural Minister of Education. This day is dedicated to recognizing his contributions and promoting the importance of education.
National Education Day: Celebrating Innovation and Access:
Date: November 11, 2023
Theme: Fostering Innovation
Annually on November 11th, National Education Day is observed, dedicated to commemorating the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the inaugural Education Minister of India. Azad, a visionary leader, significantly influenced the nation’s educational landscape. He passionately advocated for universal primary education, the empowerment of girls through education, and the implementation of free compulsory education for all children below the age of 14. Additionally, Azad played a crucial role in the establishment of some of India’s most esteemed educational institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the University Grants Commission (UGC).