National Women's Day Celebrations On 13th February: Details, Aim, Significance
National Women's Day Celebrations On 13th February: Details, Aim, Significance, History
National Women's Day of India is celebrated every year on 13 February across India. It is observed to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first women governor Sarojini Naidu.
National Women's Day of India aims to celebrate women achievements in India and to work for their development.
Sarojini Naidu birthday was selected to observe as a National Woman Day in recognition of the works done by her for upliftment and development of women in India. It was proposed by members of Bhartiya Mahila Sangh and Akhil Bhartiya Mahila Sammelan.
Note: Also, the International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally on 8 March every year to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace.
About Sarojini Naidu
Sarojini Naidu is also known as the Nightingale of India. She was a child prodigy, a poet and an activist during the independence of India
Sarojini Naidu in years from 1947 to 1949, she served as the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. In 1925, she served as the second woman to become President of the Indian National Congress and the first Indian woman to do so
Sarojini Naidu joined the Indian national movement after the partition of Bengal in 1905. In 1928, the British Government awarded her with the medal Naidu Kaiser-i-Hind for her work during the plague epidemic in India.
Sarojini Naidu was born on 13 February 1879 in Hyderabad (British India) Telangana and died on 2 March 1949 in Lucknow, (British India) Uttar Pradesh.