National Women’s Day is celebrated on February 13, every year. The day marks the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu. Referred to as the ‘Nightingale of India’, Sarojini Naidu was born on February 13, 1879. The world recognises Sarojini Naidu for her literary accomplishments.
She has written several poetries on subjects including tragedy, romance, and patriotism. However, the legend was also known as a brave freedom fighter. Sarojini Naidu was the first female governor of the United Provinces, which is the modern-day state of Uttar Pradesh. Due to her political and academic prowess, she was chosen in 1925 to lead the Indian National Congress.
Sarojini Naidu met Mahatma Gandhi for the first time in the year 1914 and dedicated herself to the country. She joined the national movement during her education. All the big leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, and Jawaharlal Nehru were convinced of his leadership ability and respected him. She was made the President of Congress in 1925.
She was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind by the British government in 1928 for his actions during the plague epidemic in India. She went to South Africa in 1932 as India’s representative. She died of a heart attack on March 2, 1949, while working in his office in Lucknow. On the occasion of Sarojini Naidu’s 135th birth anniversary, that is, on 13 February 2014, the celebration of National Women’s Day was started in the country.