National Education Day 2022: Date, Theme, Significance and why it is celebrated |

National Education Day 2022: National Education Day is celebrated in India on November 11, 2022 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of India. To honor Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced November 11 as ‘ National Education Day‘ on September 11, 2008.
National Education Day 2022: Significance
Maulana Abul Kamal Azad was the Education Minister of India from August 15, 1947 till February 2, 1958. He was an Indian Independence activist, Islamic theologian, writer and a senior leader of Indian National Congress. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad played a vital role in shaping the education system of India. He always emphasized on Girl’s education and free compulsory education for all the children under the age of 14. Apart from basic education, he encouraged to provide technical education and vocational training to all the children. He wanted to see this country growing in terms of education and he strongly believed that if the education system of a country is strong enough, then there will be no poverty and illiteracy.
National Education Day 2022: Theme Of The Year
The Ministry of Human Resource Development sets a different theme for National Education Day every year. The theme of this year is “Changing Course, Transforming Education.” This theme indicates that there is a need of reforming the education system and make it adaptable to the current times.
National Education Day 2022: Contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Aazad
The University Grant Commission (UGC) , All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), like Jamia Millia Islamia and IIT Kharagpur Secondary School Board were established during his tenure. He also contributed in establishing Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Sahitya Academy, Lalit Kala Academy, Sangeet Natak Academy and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
National Education Day 2022: How it is celebrated??
National Education Day is celebrated every year. People host several informative seminars, essay symposiums, and rallies at various schools and other education institutions. Schools authorities conduct different types of educational programmes in which they talk about the importance of education in their lives. Some people even distribute stationary material to the unprivileged children and make them understand the role of the education and also encourage them to take basic education.