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National Education Day: PM Modi, leaders pay tribute to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad



On the 134th birth anniversary of India’s first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders, wrote about him on a social media platform and shared photographs to remember the legend.

PM Modi stated that Maulana Azad is widely admired for his scholarly nature and intellectual prowess. “He remained at the forefront of our freedom movement, working closely with other leading lights. He was also passionate about education.”

Paying his tributes, Congress ex-president Rahul Gandhi wrote, “Remembering the great freedom fighter, scholar and India’s first Education Minister, Bharat Ratna recipient Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, on his birth anniversary today.”

Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan also paid homage on this occasion and said, “He (Azad) will be remembered for his invaluable role in India’s freedom struggle and for his contributions towards our education sector.”

National Education Day is celebrated annually on November 11. A scholar and educationist, Maulana Azad was a key architect of the education system of independent India. During his tenure, the country got top education regulatory bodies – All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC).

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