Jamia Millia Islamia celebrates anniversary of the first Education Minister of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

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Jamia Millia Islamia celebrates anniversary of the first Education Minister of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) these days celebrated National Education Day to commemorate the beginning anniversary of the first Education Minister of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

The Department of Educational Studies, JMI organised an on-line panel discussion on the contribution of Maulana Azad. The college participants and college students of all the programmes run with the aid of the Department participated in the discussion.

Prof. Aejaz Masih, the Head, Department of Educational Studies stated that Maulana Azad used to be no longer solely a desirable orator however additionally a terrific thinker and scholar. He was once a brilliant supporter of Hindu Muslim team spirit and to him kingdom was once above religion.

The visitor speaker used to be Dr. Khalid Mubashshir, the Assistant Professor in the Department of Urdu, JMI. Dr Mubasshir, whilst highlighting the contributions of Maulana Azad, stated that Maulana Azad desired that the experience of insecurity need to be completed away with amongst minority communities. He used to be a staunch supporter of composite way of life and wished to strike a stability between modernity and tradition. He believed in the freedom of press and that training ought to center of attention extra on character improvement than incomes livelihood.

Dr. M. Jawaid Hussain, the Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies talked about the academic ideas of Maulana Azad and his contributions in growing a countrywide device of training in Independent India. He underscored that in spite of being raised in a spiritual household and skilled in theology, Azad was once eclectic in his academic thoughts which represented the first-rate communion of culture and modernity. Azad tried to reconcile culture and modernity with his ‘transmodern’ thoughts. He additionally highlighted that Azad’s 5 factor programme of making basic training free and compulsory, social schooling of adults, increasing first-rate secondary and greater training facilities, emphasis on technical and scientific education, and enriching the cultural lifestyles of the community, located resonance in subsequent instructional insurance policies and programmes. At the end, he tried to contextualize Maulana Azad’s ideas on reconciling faith and education, lifestyle and education, and culture and modernity.

Dr. Sajjad Ahmad, the Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, threw mild on the philosophical ideas of Maulana Azad and how he initiated the technique of modernisation in madrasas.

Prof. Harjeet Kaur Bhatia, Department of Educational Studies, additionally confirmed a video on the contribution of Maulana Azad.

Dr. Harpreet Kaur Jass, the Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, gave situations from the parliamentary speeches of Maulana and pressured the want that these speeches need to be familiarised with students.

Dr. Arshad Ikram Ahmad, the Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies, convened the dialogue and prolonged a vote of thanks at the cease of the discussion.

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