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National Women's Day of India : 13 February


National Women's Day of India : 13 February



Sarojini Naidu's birthday is celebrated as National Women's Day of India on February 13 every year.

Sarojini Naidu was India's 1st women governor & also famous as 'Bharat Kokila'.

She was known as the 'Nightingale of India' because of her poems & the poems were globally famous, which played a vital role during the freedom struggle till 1947.

Sarojini Naidu was born on February 13, 1879. She actively participated in the Indian National Movement for the independence of the country.

she also became the first woman governor of the United Provinces, the present Uttar Pradesh.

Her first collection of poems was titled "Golden Threshold". Sarojini's poems "Bird of Time" and "Broken Wing" made her a well-known poetess of her time.

Naidu met Gandhiji for the first time in England in 1914 and dedicated herself to the country.

She became the second woman President of the Indian National Congress in 1925 and went to South Africa as the representative of India in 1932.

She was awarded Kaiser-i-Hind for her work during the plague epidemic in India by the British Government in 1928.






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