Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and his wife Savitribai Phule. (Image Credit: Pravin Gyan)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to the great social reformer, thinker, philosopher and writer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule on his birth anniversary.
PM Modi tweeted that Mahatma Jyotiba Phule remained committed to education of women and their empowerment throughout his life.
His devotion to social reforms will be a source of inspiration for coming generations, added the Prime Minister.
Jyotirao Govindrao Phule (born on April 11, 1827) was a social activist, thinker, anti-caste social reformer, and writer from Maharashtra. His work extended to many fields, including the eradication of untouchability and the caste system and for his efforts in educating women and exploited caste people. He and his wife, Savitribai Phule, were pioneers of women’s education in India. Mahatma Phule started his first school for girls in 1848 in Pune.
The Union Government has started Tika Utsav (Vaccination Festival) to fight against Corona on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyoitiba Phule, which will continue till the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar on April 14th. (PW News)