National Education Day celebrated in Lakhimpur
The Education Department of North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous) on Thursday celebrated the National Education Day commemorating Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
LAKHIMPUR: The Education Department of North Lakhimpur College (Autonomous) on Thursday celebrated the National Education Day commemorating Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of India.
National Education Day is celebrated on November 11, the birthday of the eminent educationist, to honour his passion and exemplary contributions in nation-building, institution building and to the field of education of the nation. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a towering figure of Indian politics and of India's freedom movement, was the first Education Minister of Independent India from August 15, 1947, to February 2, 1958.
The programme organized on the occasion by the Education Department of the college commenced with Banikanta Konwar, the Head of the Department, in the chair. It was hosted by students' unit secretary Bidyut Gogoi. Assistant professors Dr. Ishmirekha Hundique Konwar and Rajen Mandal explained the significance of the Education Day by laying stress on this year's themes of the event.
"Some of the areas to highlight the National Educational Day's importance include women education, Compulsory Universal Primary Education, Free and Fair Education for all children till the age of 14, the importance of vocational education and making technical education affordable to the masses. These themes are set to show how important education is," stated the speakers in the programme. Assistant professors Dr. Binod Chetia, Dhananjay Mandal also took part in the programme wherein an extempore speech competition was also organized among the students of the department.