Remembering a legendary leader – Savitribai Phule on her 189th birthday

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There have been many leaders in our country that have contributed to social impact and reforms in their times due to the passon they hold for the society and desire to see positive impact. I have personally liked some of these leaders and here is one that i admire the most, not just for being a leader of change but being a women leader of change.

On January 3, 2020 is 189th birthday of Savitribai Phule, a nineteenth century social reformer who has several accomplishments to her credit, largely towards women education in Asian country. Savitribai Phule and her husband Jyotirao Phule had opened India’s initial faculty for girls in Maharashtra’s Pune in 1848. She was conjointly an author and plenty of her poems were regarding the necessity to induce educated. As a social reformer, Savitribai Phule had come upon a care program for widows and led campaigns against caste-based discrimination. She also campaigned against Sati tradition, child wedding and alternative social evils.

Savitribai Phule was nine when she was married to 13-year-old Jyotirao Phule. Her husband educated and trained her to become a lecturer. Shoulder to shoulder to her husband, she opened eighteen colleges for women, she became India’s first girl teacher and school principal.

In her honour, the University of Pune was renamed to Savitribai Phule University in 2014.

Savitribai Phule’s heritage lives on even today and her contribution towards girls education is highly acknowledged and received which has impacted the society positively, so mostly the credit of me also getting equal education goes to Savitribai. Happy Birthday Legendary Savitribai Phule.

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