New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested all universities and higher education institutions at all levels to be involved in the celebration of the National Education Day on 11 November 2016 (Friday). The National Education Day celebration would consist of organizing seminars, symposia, essay writing, elocution competitions, workshops and rallies with banners, cards and slogans on the importance of education and the nation’s commitment to all aspects of education.
The Union Government via Resolution dated 11th September 2008 has declared 11th November, the Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, great freedom fighter, eminent educationist and the first Union Minister of Education as the National Education Day. The Ministry of HRD has taken a number of initiatives to mark the occasion and celebrate the day by involving Educational Institutions at all levels.
All universities and educational institutes have lined up various activities based on various themes of national education day.