National Education Day

National Education Day

Every year since 2008, November 11 is celebrated as the National Education Day to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first education minister Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyuddin. Fondly known as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, he served as the education minister of independent India for over 10 years from 1947 to 1958. He was posthumously honoured with India’s highest civilian award – Bharat Ratna in 1992.

Gitarattan Institute Of advanced studies and training observed National education day on 11 November, 2021 and remembered the contribution of various personalities in the field of Education. Students participated actively and presented their views about various personalities like Swami Vivekananda, Acharya Chanakya, Malala Yousafzai and many more.

Vandana and Bhawna Bohria presented the life of Swami Vivekananda ji who is best known in the United States for his ground-breaking speech to the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions in which he introduced Hinduism to America and called for religious tolerance and an end to fanaticism.

Shashthi explained the famous strategies of Acharya Chanakya who was an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist and royal advisor. He is traditionally identified as Kauṭilya or Vishnugupta, who authored the ancient Indian political treatise, the Arthashastra, a text dated to roughly between the 4th century BCE and the 3rd century CE.

No one is unaware of the name of Malala Yousafzai.She is often referred to mononymously as Malala, is a Pakistani activist for female education and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She is also the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, and second Pakistani. Bhavya Mann presented her life story and the precious contribution of Malala Yousafzai in women education.

Ananya presented the contribution of Kailash Satyarthi who is an Indian social reformer who campaigned against child labour in India and advocated the universal right to education.

Bhavya Arora presented the contribution of the great leader and scientist Dr. Abdul Kalam. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian aerospace scientist who served as the 11th president of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering.

Sakshi and Bhawna presented a melodious and meaningful poem depicting women education and importance of education respectively And Manisha presented contribution of Plato who was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

Teachers enjoyed the programme and appreciated the students for their participation and information which they shared with everyone. Today we learned many new things and got introduced to the contribution of many personalities who put their all efforts to bring change in education. All over it was a Successful and meaningful programme.

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