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On whose birthday is 'Education Day' celebrated in India?
1. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
2. Dr. Zakir Hussain
3. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
4. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

The correct answer is Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

  • On the occasion, of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's birth anniversarthe National Education Day is celebrated all over the country

  • He was the first Education Minister of India.
  •  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was considered a great educationist of India who played an important role in developing the education system in independent India.
  • On September 11, 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development decided to mark the birth anniversary of Maulana Azad by celebrating National Education Day on November 11, every year.
  • Maulana Abul Kalam also contributed to the establishment of educational institutions like Jamia Millia Islamia and IIT Kharagpur.
  • He strongly advocated education for ladies and free and compulsory primary education for youngsters up to the age of 14.

  • Dr. Zakir Hussain:
    • 8 February marks the birth anniversary of former President Dr. Zakir Hussain.
    • Born on 8 February 1897, he served as the third President of the country from 13 May 1967 till his death on 3 May 1969.
    • He previously served as Governor of Bihar from 1957 to 1962 and as Vice President of India from 1962 to 1967.
  • Dr. S. Radhakrishnan:
    • Teachers' Day is celebrated every year on 5 September, the birthday of India's former President, scholar, philosopher, and Bharat Ratna-awarded Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. 
    • He was born on this day in 1888.
    • Radhakrishnan became the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India (1962–1967).
  •  Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:
    • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was the creator of the Indian Constitution, and head of the Drafting Committee.
    • 14th of April is celebrated as Ambedkar Jayanti.

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