First Female Indian Teacher Savithribai Phule Birth Anniversary
The social reformer and the first female Indian teacher Savithribai Phule was born on 3rd January 1831. She had spent her whole life for the well being and rights of lower cast and upliftment of women. She along with her husband Jyotirao Phule worked their entire lives for the women’s welfare and educated them. They worked to abolish discrimination and unfair practice of people based on caste and gender. She took very bold steps for women empowerment when Indian society treated women in an unfair way.
She founded the first women's school at Bhide Wada in Pune in 1848 and she taught for them. She extended her arms to the young widow those days. The girls were married at the age of seven even before maturity. If their husband died there was no life to them they should wore simple white clothes and no happiness in their remaining lives. The young widows suffered lot with his riots and even been the victim to the wild men. To help these women, Savitribai and Jyotirao started a home for widows.
She was born in a wealthy farmer family. The couple had no children of their own and adopted Brahmin widow's son. Later she and his son opened clinic to serve the patients affected by plague. During her service to patients she was affected by the disease and died on 10th March 1897.
She was educated by her husband. She was a popular poet and later her poems were published in two books. Google India made doodle as a tribute on her 186th birthday.