Birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was celebrated by Sanskriti Group on 11.11.2013. On this occasion, the Chairman and Executive Director of the Group addressed the students and the faculty members in the seminar hall.
Mr. Sachin Gupta, Chairman of the Group, informed the audience about the significance of the thoughts of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on education and his untiring efforts for spreading education- from primary to higher education level- to every nook and corner of India. He explained that as the Education Minister of India for 11 years (1947-1958) i.e. from the time of independence till his sudden death, Maulana Azad continuously guided the country towards reforms in education which included providing opportunities to the underprivileged children to get educated as he was convinced that the path to prosperity begins with education.
Prof. P.C. Chhabra, Executive Director, spoke at length regarding Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s efforts towards maintaining communal harmony. He enlightened the audience about the fact that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad believed that India can become a strong nation if and only if all citizens of India channelized their energies towards constructive activities and maintain the spirit of brotherhood.
The students also enthusiastically participated in deliberations on the life of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and spoke about many incidents of his life, hitherto unknown to the audience devoted towards India’s freedom struggle.
Arrangements were made for telecasting live the address of Prof. S.S. Mantha, Chairman, AICTE, who spoke about the contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in spreading education in the villages, towns and cities. He advised the students to follow the ideals of Maulana Azad and focus on education so that India can find a prominent place amongst the developed and developing countries of the world on the strength of knowledge.
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