National Women’s Day 2023
India celebrates National Women’s Day on February 13. The celebrations commemorate the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, the Nightingale of India. She stood for women’s empowerment. She took an active part in the Indian independence movement. She is popular for her poems on patriotism and other literary works.
Why do we celebrate National Women’s Day?
India celebrates National women’s day to honour the achievements of women in the country, especially in the field of politics, culture, and economy.
About Sarojini Naidu
She was a contributor to the Indian Constitution. She served as the President of the Indian National Congress in 1925. She was imprisoned for 21 months for participating in the Quit India Movement. She did her higher studies in London. She was born in Hyderabad and died in Lucknow.
International Women Day
It is celebrated on March 8 by the UN and other countries of the world. The day is being celebrated since 1975. The day is marked to honour the achievement of women in the field of politics, culture, and economy. (The same reason for which National women’s Day is celebrated). Also, the celebrations aim to achieve Goal 5 of the SDG, which is, Achieve Gender Equality.
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