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Every year in India, National Education Day is celebrated on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Vice President Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

On September 11, 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) announced,  “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” Maulana Abul Kalam Azad served as the first Minister of Education of independent India from 1947 to 1958

Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad was a scholar and independence activist and popularly known as Maulana Azad

During his tenure, he was one of the senior leaders of the Indian National Congress who established a national education system Therefore, his primary focus was on providing free primary education In 1992, he was awarded Bharat Ratna — nation’s highest civilian honour, for his contribution as an educationist and a freedom fighter

His contribution was remarkable in building up the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and in the foundation of the University Grants Commission (UGC) — an institution to supervise and advance higher education across the country He firmly believed that primary education should be conveyed in the mother-tongue

In 1949, he focused on the importance of imparting information in modern sciences He was a freedom fighter and started a weekly magazine in Urdu called Al-Hilal to criticize the British Government

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