UGC asks varsities to celebrate National Education Day
In a letter to all Vice Chancellors of Central Universities, UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu said the Centre had declared November 11 as the National Education Day.
New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all varsities to organise a series of events ranging from rallies to seminars on November 11 to mark the National Education Day.
In a letter to all Vice Chancellors of Central Universities, UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu said the Centre had declared November 11, the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, as the National Education Day.
As a mark of befitting respect to Azad, the government wishes that educational institutions would be involved in the celebration of the National Education Day by organising seminars, symposia, essay writing, elocution competitions, workshops and rallies, cards and slogans on the importance of education and the nation's commitment to all aspects of education, UGC said.
Accordingly, the universities are requested to kindly ensure that these activities may be undertaken in it and in the colleges affiliated with them to celebrate National Education Day on November 11 with enthusiasm and fervor, the UGC letter added.