National Education Day 2022: History, theme, wishes, celebrations this year

National Education Day 2022: The theme of this year is “Changing Course, Transforming Education.”

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Vagisha Kaushik | November 11, 2022 | 08:35 AM IST

NEW DELHI: National Education Day is celebrated on November 11 every year to commemorate the birth anniversary and contributions of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of India towards education. The theme of National Education Day 2022 is “Changing Course, Transforming Education.”


On September 11, 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development announced, "The Ministry has decided to commemorate the birthday of this great son of India by recalling his contribution to the cause of education in India. November 11 every year, from 2008 onwards, will be celebrated as the National Education Day, with declaring it as a holiday."

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Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in a tweet, "Greetings on #NationalEducationDay. Today, we pay homage to an exemplary stalwart and the first education minister of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He will be remembered for his invaluable role in India’s freedom struggle and for his contributions towards our education sector."

Manish Sisodia tweeted, "Maulana Azad, the great freedom fighter and who showed the direction of education revolution in independent India, will always be an inspiration for the mission of providing excellent education to every child. On his birthday, we pledge to make education a mass revolution and fulfill his vision of an educated India."


Various educational institutions organise competitions, activities, and seminars to celebrate the National Education Day. Look at this year’s celebrations:

“Jamia Hamdard organizes National Education Day Celebration - 2022 on the occasion of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's 135th Birth Anniversary. Theme: Changing Course, Transforming Education,” the university tweeted.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay said in a tweet, “IIT Bombay will celebrate the National Education Day on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 3.30 pm at VMCC. Mr. Amit Sharma, MD & CEO, TCE Ltd. will be the Chief Guest on the occasion. IRCC Research Awards - 2021 will be conferred on our select faculty members on the occasion.”

IIT Hyderabad tweeted, “Institution's Innovation Council, IITHyderabad is organizing Online Discussion on "Academics 4.0: Difficulties and Opportunities" to commemorate National Education Day (birth anniversary of India’s first Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad) on 11th November 2022, 2:30 PM.”

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