Today is the birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule, the first female teacher of the country. Savitribai Phule is one of those great personalities who made a huge and important contribution in educating and empowering women in India. Today his birth anniversary is being celebrated all over the country, people are writing fiercely about him on social media. Savitribai Phule, one of the biggest social reformers of the 19th century, along with her husband established a girls’ school for the first time in Pune, Maharashtra. Today in this article we will give you all the information related to him.
The British also honored him
Savitribai Phule with her husband Jyoti Rao Phule Together they opened about 18 schools across the country. Their dedication towards women was so much that even after fierce opposition, these people did not stop and kept raising their voice for the education of women. The British also appreciated his brilliant thinking and social work. He also honored her for her contribution in education.
She was aware of education since childhood
Savitribai Phule was aware of education since childhood. She was very aware and always wanted to go to school. But in his childhood he was prevented from going to school. However, despite this, she did not let her desire to get education die and continued to make efforts for it. At the age of just 9, Savitribai Phule got married to Jyoti Rao Phule. When Jyoti Rao Phule saw so much desire for education inside Savitribai Phule, he decided to take it forward and then with the help of Jyotirao Phule, Savitribai Phule got her education. Later, she took teacher’s training in Pune and then became a teacher.
Fought for widow women too
Savitribai Phule only educated women Not only did he struggle to educate, but he also did many great things for the widowed women. He opened an ashram for widowed women… Along with this, destitute women, child widows and abandoned women were also given place in their ashram. Savitribai Phule used to teach women and girls in this ashram. He wrote a total of 4 books to fight against patriarchal thinking. Savitribai Phule is also called the forerunner of modern Marathi poetry.