National Education Day celebrated nationwide
Commemorating the birth anniversary of the India’s first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the National Education Day had been celebrated nationwide on November 11, 2016. Schools and educational institutes at all levels across the country marked the occasion by the way of seminars, symposia, workshops and other activities on the importance of the nation’s commitments to diverse aspects of education. Following the country’s independence in the year 1947, Maulana Abul was made the country’s first education minister, and he was posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna. He voiced for universal primary education, free and compulsory education for girls till the age of 14.