- Published on 08 November 2013
Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
To commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a national portal is to be launched on 11th November 2013.
His contribution to laying the foundation of education in Independent India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India.
Muhiyuddin Ahmed, popularly known as Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, (11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958) was a scholar and senior leader of the Indian Independence Movement. He was one of the tallest national leaders of his time in the cause of Hindu Muslim unity as well as secularism and socialism. He was independent India’s first Education Minister.
The portal is a collaborative effort by the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, the Office of Advisor to the Prime Minister, the National Commission for Minorities, the Ministry of Culture). The portal will be a one stop point to collate all knowledge and resources available on Maulana Azad, easily accessible for people to know, learn and grow from the inspiration that he continues to be.
K. Rahman Khan (Union Minister of Minority Affairs) will launch the portal in presence of Dr. Sam Pitroda (Advisor to Prime Minister), Dr. Syeda Hameed (Biographer of Maulana Azad) and Wajahat Habibullah (Chairperson, National Commission for Minorities).
This portal is an initiative by the Government of India to digitize the heritage of great leaders and make their life and times available online. A similar portal on Mahatma Gandhi was launched by the Prime Minister in September 2013, and one on Jawaharlal Nehru is currently in the offing.
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