SAROJINI NAIDU’S 141ST BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
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India celebrates Sarojini Naidu’s birthday as National Women’s Day of India every year on February 13.
- Sarojini Naidu was India’s first women governor of the United Provinces, the present Uttar Pradesh and also famous as ‘Bharat Kokila’.
- Sarojini Naidu was born on February 13, 1879. She actively participated in the Indian National Movement for the independence of the country.
- She was famous for her nickname ‘Nightingale of India’ because of her poems.
- She was awarded Kaiser-i-Hind for her work during the plague epidemic in India by the British Government in 1928.
- She passed away due to a heart attack on March 2, 1949, while working in her office in Lucknow.
- Apart from this, International Women’s Day is observed and celebrated on March 8 every year.
Literary works of Sarojini Naidu:
- Golden Threshold published in 1905 was her first collection of poems
- The Bird of Time: Songs of Life, Death, and the Spring
- Feast of Youth
- The Magic Tree
The Wizard Mask
- Muhammad Jinnah: An Ambassador of Unity
- The Sceptred Flute: Songs of India, Allahabad: Kitabistan
- The Indian Weavers
- Broken Wing
- She was elected as the President of the Indian National Congress in 1925 because of her political and educational abilities.
- She went to South Africa as the representative of India in 1932.
- Naidu met Gandhiji for the first time in England in 1914 and dedicated herself to the country.
- Sarojini Naidu had to travel to jail with Gandhiji while participating in the Indian freedom struggle for several times.
- In 1942, Gandhiji started Quit India Movement and British Government kept Sarojini Naidu in imprisonment for 21 months.
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