National Women’s Day

While the rest of the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8, we celebrate National Women’s Day on February 13 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, widely known as “The Nightingale of India.” Mahatma Gandhi dubbed the political activist and poet ‘the Nightingale of India,’ or ‘Bharat Kokila,’ because of the colour, imagery, and lyrical beauty of her writing. She is well-known for her literary contributions all around the world. The nation is celebrating its 143rd birthday this year.

Sarojini Naidu was a pivotal figure in India’s movement for independence from British colonial domination. She was a powerful leader who travelled the entire country to raise awareness about social welfare, women’s emancipation, and other related issues, later creating the Women’s Indian Association.

She was an active participant in Mahatma Gandhi’s civil disobedience and Quit India movements. As a result, every February 13th is designated as National Women’s Day, honouring her as a pivotal player in India’s independence battle.

Sarojini Naidu became the first woman President of the Indian National Congress in 1925, and later the first woman governor of a state. She was named governor of the United Provinces, which is now known as Uttar Pradesh.

Sarojini Naidu was born in Hyderabad to a Bengali Brahmin family with ancestral ties in Bangladesh.

Her mother, poet Barada Sundari Devi Chattopadhyay, used to write poetry in Bengali. Naidu was the eldest of eight children.

She married Paidipati Govindarajulu Naidu, an Andhra Pradesh physician, after finishing her education. The couple is the parents of five children.

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Sarojini Naidu died of a heart attack on March 2, 1949, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

National Women’s Day is a day set aside to honour women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. The day also serves as a rallying cry for greater gender equality.

National Women’s Day is a moment to reflect on progress made, to advocate for change, and to honour ordinary women who have played significant roles in the history of their countries and communities.

National Women’s Day advocates for women’s rights to make decisions in all aspects of their lives, equal pay, equitable sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all types of violence against women and girls, and healthcare services that meet their requirements.

National Women’s Day quotes

“The best protection any woman can have is courage.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd; she is herself.” –Loretta Young

“Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” –Unknown

“Where there is a woman, there is magic.” –Ntozake Shange

“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” –Hillary Clinton

Women are the world’s greatest inspiration. Let’s praise our muses and never forget how amazing and wonderful they are. Respect and cherish them every single day. Happy National Women’s Day!

A woman is so much more than just a human being. She has the power to create a life, to cope with so much pain, and somehow always end up being the strongest one in every room. Happy National Women’s Day!

Happy National Women’s Day to all the incredible women! Shine on… Not just today, but every day!

Happy Women’s Day to strong, beautiful, funny, and incredible women! I will never stop admiring your strength and intelligence.

A woman is so much more than just a human being. She has God’s power to create a life, to cope with so much pain, and somehow always end up being the strongest one in every room. Happy National Women’s Day to all Goddesses out there!

Today we celebrate the most amazing thing God has ever created. You know what they say: this is a man’s world, but it would be nothing without a woman or a girl. Let’s not forget about that. Happy National Women’s Day!

Happy National Women’s Day to all the incredible women! Shine on… Not just today, but every day!

I treasure you close to my heart. Here are my best wishes to you on National Women’s Day 2020!

Some women are lost in the fire. But you are built from it! Best wishes on Women’s Day.

“A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd; she is herself.” -Loretta Young


The woman can be powerful without being aggressive. Isn’t it amazing? May marvellous feminine energy cover our world with its warmth and greatness. Happy National Women’s Day to all of us!

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