JNU VC Urges Govt To Declare Savitribai Phule Jayanti As Women’s Day

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January 3 is a very important day in women’s rights history because it marks the birthday of Savitribai Phule who is the pioneer and champion of women’s education in our country. We could not imagine girls getting an education if it was not for her relentless efforts to make society understand the importance of female education. Stressing the importance of this day, Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Vice Chancellor, professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit has urged the government to declare January 3 as National Women’s Day!

As per reports, professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit has initiated the celebration of Savitribai Phule Jayanti at the university on January 3. This is the first time that the day will be celebrated at the university. She said that being the first female vice-chancellor of the university, she wants to thank Savitribai Phule for giving women from ‘depressed’ classes an opportunity to study.

Professor Pandit also called Savritibai Phule the first feminist because she had adopted children as she did not have any of her own. At that time, the idea of adoption was considered quite modern as well. Further ahead, she also called upon the government of India to declare January 3 as National Women’s Day to honour Savritibai Phule’s efforts and be grateful to her as well. Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit also informed that JNU is celebrating it for the first time because they want to make a paradigm shift as the university is known for innovative ideas.

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January 3, 2023, marks the 192nd birth anniversary of Savtribai Phule. She and her husband Jyotirao Phule founded the first school for girls in Pune. Savitribai Phule was one of the most loving and caring women of that time who opened a clinic to take care of those infected with the fatal plague that had broken out in 1897. She, too, died after getting infected with the plague on March 10, 1897, as she was trying to save someone by carrying them on her back.

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