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Anyway, I chose to post an essay that I had submitted in my school about Maulana Abul Kalam and his contributions.
LIFE OF MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD AND HIS CONTRIBUTION AS THE FIRST EDUCATION MINISTER
We all know our first education minister of India, Maulana Abul Kalam. This great Indian scholar was born on 11th November 1888 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This day is celebrated as National education day nationwide. Abul Kalam has got the Bharat Ratna as an award. His full name – Maulana Sayyid Abul Kalam Ghulam Muhiyyudin Ahmed Azad – is quite long. Abul Kalam’s most famous book is India Wins Freedom. He was an Independence Activist and an Islamic Theologian. And he also became the first education minister of India. He is the reason that today we all receive a great education. Most kids do not like to study, because they find it boring and dull to actually memorise it. But to Abul Kalam, it was his treasure. It was a kind of treasure that people around him rarely took even though they were offered. The treasure was education, of course. He cherished it and enjoyed it all his life. From a young age, he knew that he needed to help his countrymen and their descendants get a proper education. Offering people around him help in studies was not working. His goal – Helping India get an education in a national way for all to study – was one he considered important. While he was trying to make his dream and goal come through, he went through his education and became an Independence Activist. A very good one too. He also was one of the senior national congress leaders during the Indian Independence Movement. Step by step, he climbed up his way to the top until finally, he managed to become the first education minister of India. Under his developments, everyone began to get an education. Abul Kalam saw the future descendants of India who were uneducated and thought about a way to prevent this. So he declared that each and every child till the age of fourteen will receive a free and proper education. He was trying to get to his goal and he achieved it. But that was not the end of the ladder. Not long after he was handling education, he decided to bring up the fact of Women not being educated. After a couple of arguments, strikes, laws, and court affairs, it was officially declared that under the watchful eye Abul Kalam, even Women would receive education and girls will be educated. He began to serve the position as the first Education Minister of India. He also was a part of several universities and made sure that the education being given out to all the citizens was following a schedule based on age. Then he remembered about his days as a congress Leader. He didn’t stay in India, but he went to different countries to gain more knowledge. He even wrote several books. His contribution as the first education minister has helped us a lot. Abul Kalam did not take much time to become popular in other places. He was respected and was praised for the knowledge he had. Maulana Abul Kalam was a natural leader too. I am very thankful to Maulana Abul Kalam for bringing in the idea of education for all and for everything else that he has done. I think that wealth is again and knowledge is wealth.