National Education Day: AP SSA- National Education Day, children’s day celebrations, Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad’s Birth Anniversary, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru’s birthday, Primary and High schools level competitions
PROCEEDINGS OF THE STATE PROJECT DIRECTOR,
SARVA SHIKSHA ABHIYAN(SSA), ANDHRA PRADESH, VIJAYAWADA.
Sub: AP SSA – CMO – Celebration of National Education Day and Children’s’ Day 2016 – Reg.
All the DEOs and DPOs are hereby informed to celebrate the occasions of NED (Birthday of first Union Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad) on 11th November and Children’s Day (Birthday of first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru) on 14th November in all the schools and KGBV sin a befitting manner.
The State Projector Director, SSA, AP has issued Proceedings Rc.No.13 for celebrations of National Education Day and Children’s day celebrations in all AP Schools and in this subject certain guidelines have been issued to all the DEOs and POs in the state. This proceedings details are provided here
- Proceedings.Rc.No.13/SSA/A3/2014-2; Dt.211-10-2014.
- Subject: A.P.SSA-Pedagogy- National Education Day and children’s day celebrations on 11th & 14th November 14- Regarding.
The attention of all the District Educational Officers in the state, the Project Officers, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in the State is invited to subject cited and they are informed that MHRD has declared 11th November , the Birth Anniversary of Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad , 1st Education Minister of GOI as the National Education Day and 14th November, the birth day of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of GOI as children’s day.
In this regard, all the District Educational Officers and POs of SSA are requested to organize the NED on 11th November and Children’s day on 14th November 2014 to celebrate the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru respectively in a befitting manner. The said dates should be observed at District Level, Complex level, Mandal Level and School Level through conducting various programs and competitions in the schools.
The National Education Day on 11th November, 2014 and Children’s Day on 14 November, 2014 shall organize in all Government schools of Telugu, English and Urdu Medium, MLE schools and KGBVs in the state the competitions shall organize at Primary and High schools levels the competitions are:
- Elocution Competitions
- Essay Writing Competitions
- Painting Competitions etc.,
Celebrations Schedule and Expenditure: The expenditure may be met from available institutional grants and dates as shown is schedule:
|S.No||Institution||Organizing Dates||Prizes to be given||Amount to be used|
|1||PS, UPS, High schools & KGBVs||I, II & III in each competition||Rs.300.00|
|2||Complex level||I & II in each competition||Rs.500.00|
|3||Mandal level||I & II in each competition||Rs.1000.00|
|4||District Level||I & II in each competition||Rs.3000.00|
And send compliance report to State Project Office after the completion of district level prizes distribution.
National Education Day or Rashtriya Shiksha Diwas is celebrated every year on November 11. This day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of Independent India. He was India’s first Vice President and also the first education minister of independent India from 1947 to 1958.
Since 2008, this day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad for his contributions in the field of education, national-building, and institution-building. Different campaigns and programs are organized on this day to spread awareness about education so that people can become aware of and attracted to education.
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Azad served as the first Education Minister on independent India from 1947 untill his death till February 22, 1958. During his tenure of 11 years, Azad promoted research in eastern learning and literature and set up the three Academies to develop the fine arts. He also started to work on the compilation of technical terms in Hindi on a large scale.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad set up some important boards/commissions during his tenure that includes the University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education, Kharagpur Institute of higher education, The University education commission, The Secondary education commission.
He also founded Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sahitya Akademi, and Lalit Kala Akademi to promote education and culture in the country.
Azad advocated education for women and free and compulsory primary education for children up to the age of 14.
Azad also established IISc and School of Architecture and Planning, Jamia Millia Islamia, and IIT Kharagpur.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a freedom fighter, journalist, and reformer and committed to building a nation through education. The modern-day IITs and Faculty of the Delhi University is considered to be his brainchild. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1992 for his contribution as a freedom fighter and educationist.