Education is one of the fundamental human rights for every citizen that is bestowed to all citizens by our own Constitution. The Right to Education entitles every citizen of India to receive formal training from a world-class educational institution from a younger age. Without knowledge, the society we live in cannot progress and develop. Countries that have high rates of literates and educated citizens commonly have higher rates of progress and development. National Educational Day in India has celebrated India every year on November 11. This day is celebrated as a national education day from the year 2008 in memory of Maulana Azad. From that year celebrations are held in the country on that day under the Central Ministry. Here are all the details that you need to know about National Education Day 2022.
National Education Day 2022 History
Maulana Azad is one of the most important and prominent figures in the Indian freedom struggle history. He also played a vital role in establishing a well-structured educational policy and institutions across the country. Maulana Azad had high hopes and great vision about the educational system and is the visionary behind the establishment of the University Grants Commission, which is the premier institution in India for graduation studies that provides various educational programs and courses through different study modes.
Maulana Azad was considered a visionary with great ideas and visions for the educational sector of India and was convinced to take the office of Educational minister by Jawaharlal Nehru. He was selected for that role by C. Rajagopalachari and held the title in 1958 until he passed away. During his tenure, he established many institutions of importance like UGC, AICTE [ All India Council for Technical Education], Institute of Higher Education [Kharagpur], University Education Commission, Secondary Education Commission, Jamia Millia Islamia, and IIT Kharagpur.
National Education Day 2022 Theme
Every year National Educational Day is celebrated in the country on November 11 with a theme. Education is the central theme of celebrating the national educational day. The celebrations are conducted under the central ministry. However, every school sets aside a different series of celebrations to mark the day. Every year the Ministry of HRD sets a plan of events to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maulana Azad and to remember his contributions to the field of education.
Although the central theme is set by the central ministry, different educational institutions adapt their own themes for celebrating National Educational Day. Some of the themes include “Education of women”, “Compulsory universal primary education”, “the importance of vocational education”, “free and fair education for all children till the age of 14” and “making technical education affordable to the masses”.
National Education Day 2022 Importance
As education is one of the basic fundamental rights entitled for every citizen of India, it is very important to have a literate and educated population for the development and progress of society. Education is one of the primary needs of a person that opens doors to a world of knowledge and opportunities. The government has taken enormous steps to improve the literacy scene in our country through various educational schemes, programs and by establishing institutions providing high-quality education to the masses. The literacy rates in the post-independence era and current figures show a remarkable and drastic improvement. People have realized the importance of education in every person’s life and how it helps in personal growth as well as the growth of society.
Entri wishes you a Happy Education Day and let’s spread the value of education and help in the progress of the country by building an educated population.