India celebrates National Women’s Day every year on 13 February. This day holds great significance in India’s history because it is marked on Sarojini Naidu’s birthday. National Women's Day is celebrated to recognize the mighty voices and contributions of Indian women. In 2022, we are marking the 143rd birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, as she was born on 13 February 1879. Her birthday is celebrated as National Women’s Day in India because of her exceptional work for the empowerment of women in India.

Sarojini Naidu has been a prominent source of inspiration to women. Celebrating her birth anniversary becomes important as a lot of women get to know about this significant freedom fighter and her remarkable contributions. One of the important objectives of this day is to honour Sarojini Naidu and recognise influential women like her in India’s history and also to inspire others to pursue the same path.

Sarojini Naidu was a remarkably compelling freedom fighter and was one of the most powerful personalities in India’s freedom struggle. She was one of the forefront leaders who led the Civil Disobedience Movement and the Quit Movement. After India got its independence, Naidu became the first woman governor of the present Uttar Pradesh region. Besides her great contribution to the Independence of India, she is also revered for her great contribution in the field of Indian Literature. Sarojini Naidu was famous with her nickname ‘Bharat Kokila’ or ‘Nightingale of India’ because of her poems.

Naidu’s contribution to India's independence and her poems always glanced her patriotism. Today, we celebrate National Women's Day in her honour, and her words can still reflect her magnificence...

“As long as I have life, as long as blood flows through this arm of mine, I shall not leave the cause of freedom… I am only a woman, only a poet. But as a poet, I fling out the banner of song and sound, the bugle call to battle. How shall I kindle the flame which shall waken you men from slavery…”

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