November 11 National Education Day

On September 11, 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development made the announcement that November 11 would be recognized as National Education Day.

National Education Day

Every year on November 11, National Education Day is observed to honor Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birth anniversary.  Mr. Azad held the position of India’s first education minister after independence from August 15, 1947, to February 2, 1958. On September 11, 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) declared that day to be National Education Day nationwide. 

To maximize the potential of its sizable working population, the government chose to designate this day as National Education Day. Sixty-five percent of the population is under 35, according to a Press Information Bureau (PIB) official announcement. There is a great opportunity to create a highly educated country with this. Thus, empowering the youth is essential to propelling India forward. Thus, the administration is dedicated to safeguarding the nation’s future and is placing a high priority on developing a robust and efficient educational system.  

How is the day celebrated?

To commemorate the day, educational institutions across the nation host rallies, workshops, symposia, essay-writing contests, elocution contests, and seminars on the value of literacy in the nation.

Shivam Dutta, CEO of AlmaBetter, discusses the significance of the day by saying, “Education is the cornerstone of societal stability and national progress.” Understanding education’s capacity for transformation is what makes the day significant. It’s a day to consider the recently adopted National Education Policy, which promotes a fresh, all-encompassing approach to education. Education is more than just a means of achieving personal fulfillment in the fast-paced world of today. It is the cornerstone of financial success. The principles of knowledge, diversity, and lifelong learning must be promoted.”

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