PM Modi pays Tributes to Abul Kalam Azad

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News Delhi, Nov 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Abul Kalam Azad, the freedom fighter and first education minister of Independent India, on his birth anniversary today.

"Scholar, freedom fighter and a man who devoted his life towards nation building, I salute Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his birth anniversary," PM Modi tweeted.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a scholar and senior leader of the freedom movement. He was the country's first education minister.

He was one of the tallest national leaders of his time and promoted the cause of Hindu Muslim unity as well as secularism and socialism.

His contribution to laying the foundation of education in independent India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India.

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