National Education Day 2021 – Recover and Revitalise education for the Covid – 19 generation
Objective of the event:
• To raise the quality of education given to students in the country.
•The day also remembers the contributions of Azad in laying the foundations of the education system in an independent India.
Overall Activity Summary:
On November 11th 2021 between 2.45 pm to 4.15 pm National Education Day was celebrated. From first year 122 students and 25 faculty members attended the celebration. National Education day 2021 celebration started with the TamilThail Vazhthu. Ms.Sarvetha S student of AI & DS department welcomed the gathering. Dr.D.Geethalakhsmi, Professor / Physics delivered a lecture on the importance of the National Education Day. She inspired the students by narrating the contributions of Dr.Moulana Abul Kalam Azad towards education. Her speech was followed by a speech competition by the students of various departments on the theme “Recover and Revitalise education for the Covid – 19 generation”. The students shared their views and experiences during the pandemic and also they remembered Dr.Azad and his contributions because of which many leading institutes were established in India.Mr.Subash Chandra Bose student from Mechanical Department thanked the gathering. The celebration came to an end with National Anthem.
Students energetically participated and they came to know about the following points:
Dr.Moulana Abul Kalam Azad was responsible for setting up TOP education bodies like AICTE and UGC. After independence, India struggled to completely stabilize its institutions. Recognizing that education would be crucial for nation-building, the leaders of the country shifted their focus towards education. Abul Kalam, in particular, served as the flag bearer for this cause.
As a educationist, Azad advocated for the education of women, universal primary education, and compulsory education for all children upto the age of 14, vocational training and technical education. He firmly believed that primary education should be imparted in the mother-tongue. In 1949, in the Central Assembly, he emphasized the importance of imparting instruction in modern sciences and knowledge. He also said that no programme of national education can be appropriate if it does not give full consideration to the education and advancement of the women.
As a freedom fighter, he started a weekly journal in Urdu called Al-Hilal to criticise British Raj. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1992 for his contribution as an educationist and a freedom fighter.