Celebration of National Education Day
November 11 2013, I.T.S Engineering College, one of the Premier Institution in the field of
Engineering and Management Education celebrated Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam
Azad to mark “National Education Day” recalling his contribution to the cause of education.
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a legendary freedom fighter and the first Education Minister of
Independent India , was awarded the highest civilian award – The Bharat Ratna in 1992.As
India’s Education minister he oversaw the establishment of national education system with free
primary education and modern institutions of higher education. He is also credited with the
establishment of IIT and foundation of UGC.
According to Maulana “Every individual has a right to an education that will enable him to
develop his faculties and live a full human life . ” Such education is the birth right of every
citizen” which are excerpts from AIR Broadcast, New Delhi, September 30, 1953 continues to
reverberate in everyone’s heart. In his speech he said “In addition, schools and colleges in the
rural and semi-rural areas must encourage all students — whatever may be their subjects
of study — to devote a part of their normal scholastic routine to work on land. For schools
and colleges in cities and towns, I would suggest their adoption of villages where students
may participate in a programme of complete reconstruction of village life”
To promote this altruistic thinking among students, on National Education Day, the ITS
Engineering College organized various competitions. The Director Mr. Vineet Kansal
inaugurated the function by lighting of lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana. He addressed the
gathering and urged them to contribute their very best for educational transformation which is
a prerequisite for economic and social transformation of the nation at large. The celebration of
Maulana Azad’s birth anniversary as the National Education Day is a befitting homage to one of
our greatest leaders and it is also an occasion when all could re-dedicate themselves to the cause
of education, and through it to building India as a modern, knowledge society. There was group
prayer succeeded with patroitic song by student Mr. Vinay K. Srivastava and an educational
The event was organized by Ms. Anuja Shukla , Mr Ankur Srivastava , Coordinator MBA
Department, Faculty members and students across various departments of ITS Engineering
College enthusiastically participated in the proceedings.
1.Slogan Competition on Topic “Importance of Education”, got participation of students of
MBA, the first winner Mr. Sageer Islam and second Ms.Richa Chauhan.
2. Poster Making Competition on Topic “Value of Global Education”, got a huge
participation of students of Engineering and Management. The contestants were provided with
blank sheets so that they could creatively illustrate and paint on paper to create the colourful
Poster. The poster made by the participants showed artistic talent. The participants presented
the posters with their brimming descriptions to the jury members in a confident and creditable
manner. The participants were judged on their presentation, distinct vision, intellect, and creative
skills. The first winner was Ms. Apoorva Goel and second was Mr. Parvesh Bhardwaj.
3. Acknowledging the Value of Education slates, chalk, chocolates, biscuits were distributed to
the underprivileged children. A simple act of kindness such as donating sweets means a lot to
the children and will help them to be more positive in life. The children faces reflected the joy
of receiving gifts and understanding the importance of literacy and nation’s commitment to all
Finally, the Director- I.T.S Engineering College congratulated the student volunteers Parvesh
Richa and Sageer and all the Faculty Members to put in their hard work towards the celebration
of National Education Day.