New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Sarojini Naidu, the Nightingale of India, is widely remembered for her lyrical poems and contributions to the freedom struggle and championing for women’s rights.
On her birthday, Twitterati took to social media to pay her a tribute and wish Sarojini Naidu on her birth anniversary.
Sarojini Naidu born to a Bengali family of scholars and poets in Hyderabad on February 13, 1879 and was a follower of Mahatma Gandhi and his idea of Swaraj or self-governance.
Taking to Twitter, Rajasathan CM Ashok Gehlot wrote, “I pay my homage to the Nightingale of India, #SarojiniNaidu Ji, a poetess and politician on her birth anniversary. She inspired the people, especially women with her vision and work, which was far ahead of her times.”
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy wrote, “My tributes to the ‘Nightingale of India’ Smt #SarojiniNaidu, on her birth anniversary. Her literary works, especially in the area of Indian Nationalism, have inspired scores of motivated individuals in fighting the tyranny of the imperialists.”
“An epitome of women empowerment, ‘Nightingale of India’ Sarojini Naidu was an esteemed poetess, a prominent freedom fighter & the 1st Woman Governor of India. On her birth anniversary today, remembering her progressive outlook & dynamic personality.#SarojiniNaidu” Maharsahtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar tweeted.
Ministry of Culture tweeted, “Poet, Educationist, Orator and Freedom Fighter – Sarojini Naidu was among the first who strived tirelessly for women’s emancipation, civil rights and India’s struggle for independence. Humble tributes to the #nightingleofIndia on her 141st Birth Anniversary. #SarojiniNaidu”
A user wrote, “My homage to the freedom fighter, politician and poet ‘Nightingale of India’ Sarojini Naidu on her birth anniversary. Her contribution to the upliftment and development of women in India will be always remembered. #SarojiniNaidu”
A post read “My salutes to the distinguished poet, renowned freedom fighter Smt #SarojiniNaidu on her Jayanti. A progressive leader, who became the first woman Governor of independent India. Her life works & thoughts are always an inspiration to millions.”