National Education Day

11th November will be celebrated as the National Education Day throughout the country by the Ministry of Human Resource Development as a tribute to the contribution of Maulana Azad to the cause of education in India. The birthday, 11th November, of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a great freedom fighter, an eminent educationist and the First Education Minister of Independent India, Educational institutions at all levels would be involved in organizing seminars, symposia, workshops, rallies on importance of literacy and nation's commitment to all aspects of education on 'National Education Day'.

The inaugural function will be held on 11th November 2008 at11.30 hrs at Vigyan Bhavan in which The President of India, Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil will be the Chief Guest. The function will be presided by Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development. A special cover on Maulana Azad will be released on the occasion by the President as a tribute to this great son and architect of modern education in India. A set of books on Maulana Azad published by National Book Trust of India will also be released on this occasion. The National Book Trust will also organize a photographic exhibition on Maulana Azad on this occasion at Vigyan Bhavan.

The function will be attended by Vice Chancellors of state and central Universities, heads of central educational institutes, eminent educationists and school children. Similar functions will also be organized in many states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, West Bengal, etc. The Election Commision has given clearance to this programme subject to the condition that no political speeches will be made on this occasion..

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