Sarojini Naidu – Nightingale of India
When we remember the history of India and how it got its freedom from the British rule, we are often reminded with the names of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh and many more. But amidst these, was also Sarojini Naidu, a freedom fighter and also a poet of modern India.
February 13 is the birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, also known as the Nightingale of India due to her poetic qualities. Sarojini Naidu was a freedom fighter, poetess and the first woman governor of the country.
Sarojini Naidu participated in many Satyagrahas of Gandhiji. Her work for the country’s independence was notable.
Sarojini Naidu made a special contribution in the field of literature. She used to write poems since childhood where her poems were all about children, nature, patriotism and love.
Sarojini Naidu, wandering from village to village like an adventurous, not afraid of crises, used to awaken the love of country and remind the countrymen of their duty.
She also actively worked hard for the upliftment and equality of women in society.
Naidu was a multilingual and used to give her speech in English, Hindi, Bengali or Gujarati. Speaking in English in London’s Assembly, she had mesmerized the audience present there.
Sarojini Naidu became the president of the Indian National Congress (INC) in the year 1925.
Sarojini Naidu is a famous personality of India as she was a well-known poet, social activist, freedom fighter as well as a good administrator.
She was awarded the “Kaiser-e-Hind” medal by the British government for her exemplary work for alleviating the epidemic of plague in India.
Quotes by Sarojini Naidu gives us the inspiration to get started
“We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action.” ― Sarojini Naidu