National Women’s Day 2021: Reminiscing the nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu

Celebrated on the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, National Women’s Day marks the importance of women and their significant voices in the country. As Sarojini Naidu is one of the most prominent influences for bringing about a change in the Indian freedom movement, let us find out the relevance of this day and remember the prolific poet.
National Women’s Day 2021: Reminiscing the nightingale of India, Sarojini Naidu
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The National Women’s day is celebrated in India every year on February 13 to mark the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, a poignant person in the history of India who was appointed as the first woman Governor in India and who is also famously known as the ‘nightingale of India’ for her exceptional poetry.

This day is celebrated to inspire women across the country and to empower the significant voices of all the women and their importance. Sarojini Naidu remains to inspire several as she actively participated in India’s freedom movement against the British Empire despite facing several challenges and obstacles as a woman. Hence, National Women’s Day plays a vital role in celebrating the political, cultural, social and economic achievements of women and their remarkable contribution to the country.

As we remember Sarojini Naidu on her 142nd birth anniversary, here is a little to know about her and the importance of this day.

Sarojini Naidu was famously known as the nightingale of India. She was a profound poet during her time and her writings were highly recognised and appreciated by many. Some of her famous works remain The Golden Threshold (1905), The Bird of Time (1912), and her collected poems, published as The Sceptred Flute (1928) and The Feather of the Dawn (1961).

India celebrates her birthday as a day dedicated to all the women in the country as she continues to inspire them and spread the message of courage, positivity and leadership as a woman. 

Sarojini Naidu was born on February 13, 1879, in a family of scholars and poets. One of her brothers were poets and her mother was called Barada Sundari Devi Chattopadhyay. 

Sarojini Naidu is celebrated to date as an inspiration to many. She made history when she was appointed as the first woman governor in India and in 1947 she became the governor of the United Province, currently called Uttar Pradesh.

She has a massive role to play in the freedom struggle of India and was a severe follower of Mahatma Gandhi. She participated in India’s movement for independence and made several compromises for the same. She went to prison during the Quit India Movement for almost 21 months.

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