Twitter Lauds Social Reformer and Educationalist Savitribai Phule on 188th Birth Anniversary
Phule pioneered the cause of educating people from all castes and communities, especially girls.
January 3 is the 188th birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule, the social reformer and educationalist. Phule—and her husband Jyotirao Phule—starting the first girls school in the country, in Pune’s Bhide Wada, in 1848.
Alongside the rest of the nation commemorating her contribution to the cause of girls’ education in India, Twitter, too, paid homage to Phule.
My heart bursts with pride whenever I see the artwork of Malvika Raj, a Delhi based artist who indulges in details like nobody else. This painting will be my lifetime favourite one. She drew our Saau, our Savitrimai’s work here!
— EverydayCasteism (@DivyaKandukuri_) January 3, 2019
Happy Birthday Savitri Mai.
With love and gratitude for your life and contribution ❤️
HAPPY TEACHERS DAY TO YOU ALL! pic.twitter.com/oNPHlG4pKP
— DALIT WOMEN FIGHT! (@dalitwomenfight) January 3, 2019
— Ravi Ratan (@scribe_it) January 3, 2019
Phule’s determination to speak against social ills and prejudices of her time formed the crux of the messages hailing her:
Savitribai Phule is supposed to have been born on January 3, 1831. Today is her birth anniversary. There are no words for me to express my love and gratitude towards this phenomenal woman. How I wish I could transport myself to an era where I could witness her glory in person!
— Tejas Harad (@h_tejas) January 2, 2019
Today is 188th Birth Anniversary of #SavitribaiPhule , who gave her entire life for educating women, educating the untouchables, educating the poor, educating the workers, educating the labors, educating all the people of all the age groups from all the castes and communities. pic.twitter.com/EVysYOb4A3
— BhimaKoregaon (@DalitLiveMatter) January 2, 2019
It’s never easy to stand up against the society. #SavitribaiPhule raised her voice against several social norms to set up India’s first girls’ school. Tributes to the very brave Phule on her birth anniversary.
— Anil Rai Gupta (@AnilRaiGupta) January 3, 2019
From the many schools that she built and ran for women and oppressed communities to the work that she did in fighting the stigma and abuse faced by widows and their children. #SavitriBaiPhule pic.twitter.com/bMJxCb29DG
— Pinjra Tod (@PinjraTod) January 3, 2019