PM Modi Pradhan pays tribute to Abul Kalam Azad on his birth anniversary


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and other leaders on Friday paid tributes to India’s Prime Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on her 134th birth anniversary in birth

Remembering Azad on his birth anniversary, PM Modi wrote that Azad is widely admired for his scholarly nature and intellectual prowess. “He remained at the forefront of our freedom movement, working closely with other leaders. He was also passionate about education.”

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan paid tribute to Azad, writing, “He will be remembered for his invaluable role in India’s freedom struggle and for his contributions to our education sector.”

Sharing a quote from Azad, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge wrote, “Maulana Azad’s contribution to nation building is always inspiring” and paid floral tributes.

“Remembering India’s great freedom fighter, scholar and Prime Minister of Education, Bharat Ratna, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, today on his birth anniversary,” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote.

Why is National Education Day celebrated?

National Education Day is celebrated annually on 11 November on the birth anniversary of India’s first education minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

Born on 18 November 1888, Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al-Hussaini Azad was an Indian independence activist, writer and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress.

He served as Education Minister from 15 August 1947 to 2 February 1958 and died in Delhi on 22 February 1958.

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