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National Womens Day is observed on 13 February

National Women’s Day is observed on 13 February every year. The day marks the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu. The day was first celebrated on 13 February 2014 marks the 135th birth anniversary of late Sarojini Naidu. The day was designated to honour the work and contribution of Sarojini Naidu. Sarojini Naidu: Sarojini Naidu was born on 13 February 1879. She was nicknamed as the ‘Nightingale of India’ because of her poems. In 1928, the British government awarded Kaiser-i-Hind for her work during the plague epidemic in India.  She was the first female governor of India. She served in the United provinces (present Uttar Pradesh) from 1947-1949. She participated actively in the Indian National Movement for the independence of India.  Golden Threshold, The Bird of Time: Songs of Life, Death, and the Spring, Feast of Youth, The Magic Tree, The Wizard Mask, Muhammad Jinnah: An Ambassador of Unity, The Sceptred Flute: Songs of India, Allahabad: Kitabistan, The Indian Weavers are the literary works of Sarojini Naidu. She died on 2 March 1949 due to a heart attack. Note: International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year.

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