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NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY | Article by Minakshi

NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY | Article by Minakshi

NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is very sweet.”--- ARISTOTLE

       This is a  well-known saying by the great educationist and philosopher Aristotle. His quotation bears a comprehensive meaning. He rightly said that if anyone needs to be successful in his or her life, he or she must have to pass through the ups and downs of life. If anyone wants to gain wisdom, he must be hardworking. To achieve success in life, one should persevere and be determined.

      Education is a lifelong process which continues from cradle to grave leading us from darkness to light. Education makes a man perfect. It’s a never-ending process. At present, education is the national responsibility of every country towards their citizens.


   We are the citizens of democratic India, where education is a fundamental right. Our constitution has provided many articles regarding education. Education in our country gives priority to moulding and shaping the personality of every citizen. It helps in drawing out effective manpower and human resource which contributes towards growth and development of our country.

     The government has set several aims and objectives to strengthen the basis of education in the country. In order to achieve them, everybody should be well acquainted with these aims and objectives. Towards this goal, here comes the celebration of education- a Special Day observed nationally. Observing Education Day on a nationwide mode, helps to strengthen the roots of education and to achieve its goals.

      In our country , 11th November every year is being observed  as National Education Day since 2008. National education day is an annual observance in our country to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana  Abul Kalam Azad , the first Education Minister  of independent India. The Ministry of Human Resource Development of India on 11th September 2008 announced that the birth day of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, would be celebrated as National Education Day as a mark of tribute to him. The day is also seen as an occasion to remember Azad’s contribution, towards laying the foundation of the education system of independent India. Azad was the man behind the establishment of IITs, UGC and several other universities.


Hence every year, instead of declaring it a holiday,11th November is observed as the National Education Day. All educational institutions in the country observe the day with seminars, symposiums, essay-writing and elocution competitions, workshops and rallies, with the banners and placards, carrying slogans on the importance of literacy and the nation’s commitment to all aspects of education.


We Indians are proud to have had  a visionary like Maulana  Abul Kalam Azad as the first education minister of independent India who had contributed a lot to the field of education in our country. The best tribute we can pay him is by upholding his ideologies and philosophies and following the  principles laid down by him.                                                                    

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MINAKSHI KALITA KUMAR

Asst.Teacher , 

939 No Dakshin Chekhadari LP School,

Boko Block



Illustration By : Sukanya Bharadwaj

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