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India celebrates National Education Day!

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  • 11th November, 2022 02:02:27 PM
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India celebrates National Education Day!

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In September 2008, India's Ministry of Human Resource Development announced that the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad would ever after be known as the National Day of Education.

 Azad, born on 11 November 1888, was India's first education minister who placed particular emphasis on rolling out schooling to the rural poor and girls. He came to be known as Maulana Azad, (Maulana meaning "Our Master" and Azad a pen name he adopted which means "free").

 A noted scholar, he is commemorated for his exemplary contribution to the field of education. He undertook many measures to develop basic education, science, universities and the opportunities to study.

National Education Day celebrates the belief that every person in India should have equal access to education.

 

Source: Sputnik