Born on 13 February 1879 in Hyderabad, Sarojini Naidu was an Indian Political Activist, poet, and the first woman President of the Indian National Congress. Let’s read out inspiring facts on her birth anniversary.
After India’s independence in 1947, Sarojini Naidu was appointed the Governor of the United Provinces (Uttar Pradesh at present). It marked the history of her being the first woman as Governor in the newly formed nation.
Sarojini Naidu wrote plays and translated Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata into English. Because of her poetry skills, Gandhi Ji gave her the titles of “Nightingale of India” and “Bharat Kokila”. She inspired young Indian writers like Kamala Das and Amrita Pritam.
A fiery orator, Sarojini Naidu’s speeches were translated into various languages that inspired many humans and challenged the colonial authorities. She represented India at the League of Nations and other international conferences for advocating human rights.
Amidst the societal pressure, her husband supported her to pursue a political and literary career. She donated her earrings to support artisans and students who were struggling. Her wit and humour became famous for lightheartedly replying to her opponents.
Sarojini Naidu was a multifaceted personality who became an inspiration for women around the world. She raised her voice for the women's sufferings and became an icon to be recognized for her dedication and strength.