National Education Day 2020: Know Why Education Day Is Celebrated and What is the Importance of This Day

National education day is celebrated on November 11 every year. This day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He served the country as the first Education Minister in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet from 1947 to 1958. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was also a reformer, freedom fighter, and scholar. He was committed to building the nation through education.

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To remember his great contribution in the field of education in India, the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced to celebrate his birthday as National Education Day. The HRD ministry announced, “From November 11, 2008, every year would be celebrated as National Education Day without declaring a holiday.” Since then, this day is celebrated as a national education day.

This day is celebrated in schools and colleges by organizing various educational seminars, informational activities, essay-writing, rallies, etc. Students and teachers come together and talk about the importance of literacy. On this day, they also pay tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and his all great contributions in the field of the education system of independent India.

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