Sarojini Naidu: Early Life
Sarojini Naidu was born on 13th February 1879. She was a daughter to an Indian Bengali household. She grew up in Hyderabad. Later for studies, she went to Madras, London, and Cambridge.
The Indian National Congress was on the rise at that time. She was inspired by the daily efforts that the activists are putting in that time. Gandhiji’s ideas and philosophy attracted Sarojini Naidu to join the party as an activist. This powerful lady showed her potential there and she later became the president of INC in the year 1925.
Sarojini Naidu was a brilliant poet at that time. She used her poetry to ignite the idea of nationalism among the citizens of India. She wrote poems on patriotism, romance, and tragedy.
After Independence, Sarojini Naidu became the first woman Governor(first on all over India too) of the United Provinces in 1947.
She died on the year 1949, soon after her cardiac arrest.
Contribution as a freedom fighter
1. She became the part of Indian national movement during Bengal Partition in 1905.
2.Educated and imparted knowledge to different regions in India by giving lectures on social welfare, women empowerment, patriotism, and nationalism.
3. She was a source of inspiration to the women of India at that time.
In 1917 she started the Women’s India Association (WIA).
4. She became the president of INC in the year 1925.
5. In 1929, she presided over the East African Indian Congress in South Africa.
6. She was an important leader of the Civil Disobedience Movement
7. Later in the year 1942, Sarojini Naidu supported the Quit India Movement
After this, she was jailed for 21 months along with Gandhiji.
Sarojini Naidu, the Nightingale of India, will always be honored, respected, and remembered. India celebrates National Woman Day on her birthday(13.02) to remember and cherish her forever in our memory.