Savitribai Phule First Female School Teacher ( Source: Times Of India )
January 3 is marked as India's first female school teacher Savitribai Phule's birth anniversary.
New Delhi: January 3 is remembered as the Savitribai Phule's birth anniversary. She was a 19th-century social activist. Also, she was the first female school teacher in India. On social media, ministers, and politicians from different States and Centre tribute to Savitribai Phule.
In 1848, in Pune, India's first school for women had opened by Savitribai Phule and her husband Jyoti Rao Phule.
Her husband Jyoti Rao Phule was the advocate of female education. When Savitribai Phule was 9 years old, she got married to him.
Savitribai also had opened 17 more schools in India. She was always actively working for students and she was regularly conducting the meetings for the improvement of the girl's education.
On social media, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, she was dedicating her life to the rights of women illiteracy, against untouchability. UP Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath paid tribute to her on her birth anniversary, wrote on Twitter, " Tribute to Savitribai Phule Ji on her Jayanti. Your unforgettable works inscribed on the memory of time are an inspiration to us".
Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad wrote on social media, " At a time when women's education was a taboo, Kranti Jyoti Savitribai Phule did a teachers training course and took it upon herself to educate women, establishing the first girl's school. Women have Savitribai to thank for empowering them".