National Education Day is observed on 11 November in India to honour Maulana Abul Kalam’s birthday. On 11 September 2008, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) announced to commemorate the birthday of the great person by recalling the contribution of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in the field of education by celebrating 11 November as National Education Day. Since 2008, every year in India, National Education Day is celebrated without declaring it a holiday. According to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, schools are the laboratories that produce future citizens of the country. He is the person behind IITs and various other institutes in India. Now let us see in detail about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, his early life, family, and works. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s contributions in the field of education, nation-building, and institution-building are exemplary. He is the key architect of education in India. He was India’s first Vice President and also the first education minister of independent India from 1947 to 1958. The National Education Day programme was inaugurated in 2020 online by the Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. The programme was organised by the IIT Bombay to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s First Education Minister Abul Kalam Azad which is also celebrated as the National Education Day or Rashtriya Shiksha Diwas every year on 11 November.