On 11th November 2011, Delhi Public School, R. K Puram celebrated the National Education Day with a tribute to India’s first education minister and eminent educationist
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. The school held a special assembly on this occasion. The Principal, Dr D.R Saini addressed the students and spoke about Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s crucial role in India’s freedom struggle. Dr. D.R Saini called Maulana Azad ‘a great educationist honoured by the highest civilian award of Bharat Ratna who fought against discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and creed.’
This was followed by the message of the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh which was read out by the headmistress , Mrs. Anita Singh to all students to emphasize the importance of education. The message, highlighted the ‘Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan’ inspired by the great freedom fighter who ‘dreamt the dream of education for all’. All students were advised to work hard and make good use of all resources available to them. This was followed by a performance by the school orchestra of class VII on classical songs and a dance.
Students presented their views about the need of right education for the healthy growth of the country.The celebration of the great freedom fighter’s birthday was a great learning experience about the life and struggles of the fearless leader. The celebration was a tribute to the freedom fighter who is a source of inspiration for all.