Sarojini Naidu was born on February 13, 1879, in Hyderabad to a Bengali family. Naidu is called the Nightingale of India or ‘Bharat Kokila’ owing to her fascinating poetry and rich literary works.
She is one of the influential people who spearheaded the Quit India and Civil Disobedience movements. She was deeply inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy of achieving independence without violence. She passed away on March 2, 1949.
Naidu was appointed as the governor of the United Provinces, which is now known as Uttar Pradesh after India attained independence in 1947. Thus, she became India’s first woman governor. In 1917, Naidu founded the Women’s India Association.
#SarojiniNaidu trends on Twitter
President of INC Mallikarjun Kharge wrote on his Twitter handle, “We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.” ~ Smt. Sarojini Naidu Sarojini Naidu inspired millions through her eloquent poetry & active participation in the National Movement. Respectful tribute to the Former Congress President.”
“Death anniversary tribute to Smt Sarojini Naidu ji. Through her contributions, she left a great impact on society. Her achievements continue to motivate people to serve the nation,” wrote Union Minister Pralhad Joshi.
“Congress party remembers freedom fighter & former President of Congress, Sarojini Naidu, on her death anniversary. Hailed as the ‘Nightingale of India’ for her brilliant poetry, she was also an ardent advocate of women’s empowerment & civil rights.”
A Twitter user noted, “Today, we remember Sarojini Naidu, a champion of women’s rights and honour her legacy by inspiring more women to speak up, fight for their dreams, and make their voices heard.”
Chief Executive Member of the Bodoland Territorial Council said, “On the death anniversary of Sarojini Naidu Ji, my heartfelt tributes to the “Nightingale of India”. A visionary leader, feminist, & champion of India’s cultural heritage, her contributions to India’s struggle for freedom and to the world of literature will always be remembered.”