10 inspiring quotes by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

National Education Day is celebrated every year on November 11, when the entire nation celebrated the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who was the first education minister of independent India and was well versed in languages such as Arabic, Hindi, English, Urdu, Persian, and Bengali.

Popularly known as Maulana Azad, he is remembered for being a noted scholar, poet, and revolutionary journalist and also for his invaluable contributions to the Indian freedom struggle. Maulana Azad played a major role in strengthening the education sector of India.

Maulana Azad was also played a major role in the establishment of the University Grants Commission (UGC), which is the regulatory body for all higher education institutes in India. He was also responsible for establishing the first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the country.

Here are 10 inspiring quotes from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

1.” We must not for a moment forget, it is a birthright of every individual to receive at least the basic education without which he cannot fully discharge his duties as a citizen.”

  1. “One who is not moved by music is unsound of mind and intemperate; is far from spirituality and is denser than birds and beasts because everyone is affected by melodious sounds.”

3. “Science is neutral. Its discoveries can be used equally to heal and to kill. It depends upon the outlook and mentality of the user whether science will be used to create a new heaven on earth or to destroy the world in a common conflagration.”

4. “Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.”

5. “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.”

6. “No program of national education can be appropriate if it does not give full consideration to the education and advancement of one-half of the society that is the women.”

7. “Art is the education of emotions and is thus an essential element in any scheme of truly national education. Education, whether at the secondary or at the university stage, cannot be regarded as complete if it does not train our faculties to the perception of beauty.”

8. “Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.”

9. “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”

10. “To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.”

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