Indian National Women’s Day is observed every year on 13 February to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu. This year Nation celebrates its 143rd Birth Anniversary. She was born on February 13, 1879. She was famous for her nickname ‘Nightingale of India’ or ‘Bharat Kokila’ because of her poems. Sarojini Naidu is well-known across the globe for her contributions to literature.
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About Sarojini Naidu:
- Sarojini Naidu, born in Hyderabad and educated in Cambridge was the powerful face of Women in the Indian Independence struggle.
- Anti-imperialistic, Universal Suffragist, Women rights activist Mrs. Naidu paved the path for women’s movements in India.
- Indian Nightangle Sarojini Naidu shines both as an activist and as a poet.
- In 1925 Sarojini Naidu became the president of the Indian National Congress.
- Sarojini Naidu was one of the forefront leaders who led the Civil Disobedience Movement and the Quit India Movement.
- When she graces the United Provinces as Governor in 1947, she rewrites the history by becoming the first woman to hold the office of Governor in the Dominion of India.
- For Women’s Rights, suffrage and representation in organizations and assemblies she established the Women’s India Association in 1917.