To celebrate birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, India’s first education minister, National Education Day is celebrated nationwide every year on November 11.
He was a freedom fighter, a scholar, and Independent India’s first Minister of Education. On September 11, 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development declared, “The Ministry has agreed to celebrate the birthday of this great son of India by recalling his contribution to the cause of education in India.” From 1947 to 1958, Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin served as Independent India’s first education minister.
Not only was the freedom fighter and revolutionary responsible for streamlining the country’s education system, but he also foresaw the start of India’s first-ever Indian Institute of Technology, IIT, in 1951. The man was also responsible for managing up Delhi’s Central Institute of Education, which later became the Delhi University Department of Education.