National Education Day 2022

Introduction – National Education is celebrated every year on November 11 to honor the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He worked as the first education minister between August 15, 1947, and February 2, 1958, in the cabinet of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This national day is usually celebrated by schools with several programs and functions across the country.  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was also a freedom fighter and reformer that dedicated to build the nation through education.

History – In the past, the Ministry of Human Resources Development announced on September 11, 2008, that the National Education Day is observed every year on November 11 to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Abul Kalam Azad due to this great contribution to education in India.

Significance – Maulana Abul Kamal Azad was the first Education Minister of India between August 15, 1947, and February 2, 1958, after independence. He played an important role in the formation of the education system of India and always emphasized the education of girls. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad also supports free compulsory education for those children who are under the age of 14. He was also an Islamic theologian, freedom fighter, writer, and senior leader of the Indian National Congress.

There were several programs are organized by schools such as debates, seminars, essay writing, rallies, and many more across India. On this day, teachers and students come together to talk about the importance of the nation’s commitment and literacy to all aspects of education. This national day  commemorates all the great contributions of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in the field of the education system of independent India.


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