National Women’s Day of India : To Commemorate the birth Anniversary of Sarojini Naidu
Indian National Women’s Day is observed every year on 13 February to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu . This year the Nation celebrates its 143rd Birth Anniversary . She was born on February 1e, 1879 . She was famous for her nickname ‘Nightingale of India’ or ‘Bharat Kokila’ because of her poems. Sarojini Naidu is well-Known across the globe for her contributions to literature.Sarojini Naiduwas an Indian political activist and poet. A proponent of civil rights, women's emancipation, and anti-imperialistic ideas, she was an important figure in India's struggle for independence from colonial rule. Naidu's work as a poet earned her the sobriquet 'the Nightingale of India', or 'Bharat Kokila' by Mahatma Gandhi because of the color, imagery and lyrical quality of her poetry.
Born in a Bengali family in Hyderabad, Chattopadhyay was educated in Madras, London and Cambridge. Following her time in England, where she worked as a suffragist, she was drawn to the Indian National Congress' movement for India's independence from British rule. She became a part of the Indian nationalist movement and became a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and his idea of swaraj. She married Govindarajulu Naidu, a general physician in 1898. She was appointed as the President of the Indian National Congress in 1925 and later became the Governor of the United Provinces in 1947, becoming the first woman to hold the office of Governor in the Dominion of India.Naidu's poetry includes both children's poems and others written on more serious themes including patriotism, romance, and tragedy. Published in 1912, "In the Bazaars of Hyderabad" remains one of her most popular poems. She died of a cardiac arrest on 2 March 1949.Sarojini Chattopadhyay was born in Hyderabad State on 13 February 1879 to Aghorenath Chattopadhyaayand Varada Sundari Devi.Her parental home was at Brahmangaon Bikrampur, Dhaka, Bengal province (present-day Konoksar village, Louhajang, Munshiganj .Bangaladesh). Her father was a Bengali Brahminand the principal of Hyderabad college, which later became Nizam College. He held a doctorate of Science from Edinburgh University Her mother wrote poetry in Bengali.She was the eldest of the eight siblings. Her brother Virendranath Chattopadhyay was a revolutionary, and another brother Harindranath was a poet, a dramatist, and an actor. Their family was well-regarded in Hyderabad, not only for leading the Nizam College of Hyderabad but also as Hyderabad's most famous artists at that time. Being an artist in the era of British rule in India was considered a risky career, yet with their progressive values, they pursued them anyway. Chattopadhyay's creativity was encouraged and she met many intellectuals among her parents' visitors.Chattopadhyay passed her matriculation examination to qualify for university study, earning the highest rank, in 1891, when she was twelve. From 1895 to 1898 she studied in England, at King's College Loindon and then Giryon College, Cambridge with a scholarship from tH.E.H the Nizam's Chairatble Trustfounded by the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad "Mir Osman Ali Khan" .In England, she met artists from the Aesthetic and Decadent movements. She traveled briefly in Europe.
Naidu is known as "one of India's feminist luminaries." Naidu's birthday, 13 February, is celebrated as Women's Day to recognise powerful voices of women in India's history.As a poet, Naidu was known as the "Nightingale of India". Edmund Gossse called her "the most accomplished living poet in India" in 1919.Naidu is memorialized in theGolden Threshold , an off-campus annex of University of Hyderabad named for her first collection of poetry. Golden Threshold now houses the Sarojini Eleanor Helin at Palomar Obsetvatory in 1990, was named in her memory]The official naming citation was published by the rMinor Planet Center on 27 August 2019.
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