Khwaja Ghulam Saiyidain
Died1971 (aged 66–67) Aligarh
Known forEducational reforms
  • Syeda Saiyidain Hameed
  • Zakia Zaheer
  • AwardsPadma Bhushan
    Sahitya Akademi Award

    Khwaja Ghulam Saiyidain (1904–1971) was an Indian educationist, writer and the Secretary at the Ministry of Education of the Government of India, known for his contributions to Indian educational sector.[citation needed] Born in 1904 in the historic city of Panipat, in the Indian state of Haryana, Saiyidain authored several publications on Indian culture and education[1][2] including a 1960 report which is reported to have served as the blueprint for the establishment of National Service Scheme, a youth-centric social programme sponsored by the Union Government.[3] He wrote in Urdu and English languages and his book, Andhi Mein Chirag, won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1963.[4] Iqbal's Educational Philosophy,[5] The Crisis in Modern Society,[6] Education, Culture and the Social Order[7] and The School of the Future[8] are some of his other notable works. The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 1967, for his contributions to Indian education sector.[9]

    He was the father of Syeda Saiyidain Hameed and Zakia Zaheer.

    See also


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    2. ^ "Saiyidain, Khwaja Ghulam, 1904-1971". OCLC Classify. 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
    3. ^ "Introduction". National Service Scheme. 2016. Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
    4. ^ Amaresh Datta (1987). Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature: A-Devo. Sahitya Akademi. p. 987. ISBN 9788126018031.
    5. ^ Khwaja Ghulam Saiyidain (1960). Iqbal's educational philosophy. Sh. Muhammad Ashraf. p. 260.
    6. ^ Khwaja Ghulam Saiyidain (1970). The crisis in modern society. Jaffna College Publication. p. 53. ASIN B0006CISZG.
    7. ^ Khwaja Ghulam Saiyidain (1963). Education, Culture and the Social Order. Asia Pub. House.
    8. ^ Khwaja Ghulam Saiyidain (2000). The School of the Future. Asia Pub. House. ISBN 9788173411489.
    9. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.