TNPSC Thervupettagam

National Education Day – November 11

November 12 , 2019 242 days 398 0
  • National Education Day is an annual observance in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  • It is observed since 2008.
  • Azad was independent India’s first education minister.
  • He established University Grants Commission (UGC) on 28 December 1953, IISCs, School of Architecture and Planning and was the brain behind IITs.
  • He founded the Sangeet Natak Akademi (1953), Sahitya Akademi (1954) and Lalit Kala Akademi (1954) to promote education and culture in the country.
  • The day is an occasion to remember Azad's contribution in laying the foundations of the education system in an independent India and evaluating current performance of education system.

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