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11 November: National Education Day


11 November: National Education Day


The National Education Day is celebrated on 11 November on the birth anniversary of Independent India’s first Education Minister, freedom fighter, scholar and eminent educationist Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

He was a freedom fighter, scholar and the first Education Minister of independent India.

National Education Day of India is celebrated on 11 November every year.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development announced on 11 September 2008, "The Ministry has decided to commemorate the birthday of this great son of India by recalling his contribution to the cause of education in India.

The first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958.

The day is also seen as an occasion to remember Azad's contribution in laying the foundations of the education system in an independent India, and evaluating and improving the country's current performance in the field.