PM Modi, Om Birla pays tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his birth anniversary

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Published: November 11,2020 04:15 PM
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November 11, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday paid tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of India, on his birth anniversary at Cen

November 11, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Wednesday paid tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of India, on his birth anniversary at Central Hall of the Parliament.



The Central Hall of the Parliament was well decorated with lights and florals.



National Education Day or Rashtriya Shiksha Diwas is celebrated every year on November 11. This day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of Independent India. He was India's first Vice President and also the first education minister of independent India from 1947 to 1958.



Since 2008, this day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad for his contributions in the field of education, national-building, and institution-building. Different campaigns and programs are organized on this day to spread awareness about education so that people can become aware of and attracted to education.



PM Modi tweeted, “Maulana Azad and Acharya Kripalani  are remembered as exemplary stalwarts who made outstanding contributions to national progress. They devoted themselves towards empowering the lives of the poor and youth. I bow to them on their Jayanti. Their ideals continue to motivate us.”





Birla also tweeted, "A heartfelt tribute on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the eminent freedom fighter and the first Education Minister of India, awarded with the Bharat Ratna. Your remarkable contribution in the field of education as 'National Education Day' is an inspiration for everyone today."



Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu remembered Azad for his enduring contribution in the field of education and for relentlessly striving for national unity.



"Tributes to veteran freedom fighter and nationalist, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his birth anniversary today. He will be always remembered for his enduring contribution in the field of education and for relentlessly striving for national unity," he tweeted.