Maulana Abul Kalam Azad death anniversary: India had to pay the price of independence for partition. At the time of independence, there was fierce fighting between Hindu-Muslim. But Muslims have also made a special contribution in the independence of India.
In India’s freedom struggle, you will find many such examples where Muslims have also helped in making this country independent by giving their sacrifices. One such great man is Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
We still remember the country’s first education minister Maulana Azad with all heart. Today is the death anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, decorated with India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna.
Life of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad:
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was born on November 11, 1888. Every year on November 11, the birthday of Abul Kalam Azad, is celebrated as Education Day.
Maulana Azad belonged to the family of Afghan Ulemas who came to India from Herat during the time of Babur.
His mother was of Arabic origin and his father Mohammad Khairuddin was Persian.
Education of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad:
Freedom fighter, politician and educationist Maulana Azad’s education also started from mosque and madrasa according to the custom of the times, but after getting higher education in many modern subjects like English literature, world history and political science, Azad later became not just a Maulana. Were.
His attitude towards education was non-traditional and he considered the modern education system to be the best.
Opinion of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad:
“Freedom is a natural human right. No person can make a servant of God a slave. No matter how many political atrocities that slavery is to be justified as freedom, but slavery is slavery after all.
This is against the intention of God. India will be free and no power in the world can stop it. Abul Kalam Azad had shaken the heart of British rule with his thoughts.
Azad’s thoughts and his patriotism can never be forgotten.
Struggle of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad:
By making the spark of national unity a blazing Shola, he put water on the nefarious designs of the British. His life and thoughts are relevant even today.
He remained an important politician after India’s independence. He supported the principles of Mahatma Gandhi.
He worked for Hindu-Muslim unity, and was one of the Muslim leaders who opposed the principle of a separate Muslim nation (Pakistan).
He played an important role in the Khilafat movement. In 1923, he became the youngest President of the Indian National Congress.
Azad was the President of Congress between 1940 and 1945.
At the time of independence, he did not support partition and stood against it.
Although many people still believe that just as Gandhiji took time to understand the situation at the time of partition, Maulan Abul Kalam Azad also did not take any concrete steps for unity at that time.
After independence, he was elected MP of India and became the first Education Minister of India.
While holding the post of Education Minister, he did many memorable works, including the opening of the country’s first IIT (Indian Institute of Technology).
However, he died on 22 February 1958. Bharat Ratna Maulana Abul Kalam Azad will continue to be a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity.
Whatever work he did to increase unity in the country, this country will always remember him.