On Tuesday, January 03, 2017, Google paid a tribute to Savitribai Jyotirao Phule. This was done by dedicating a Doodle to Savitribai on behalf of her 186th birth anniversary. She was considered the primary feminist of the country.
Born on January 3, 1831, Savitribai K Patil had an influential farming and rich family. She was married to Jyotirao Phule at the age of 9. Jyotirao was 13 year old at that time. He taught her to read and write. By the time when Savitribai was 17, both of them founded the first school in India for girls and women. The school was established in Bhidewada, Pune.
Initially, the school had just 9 girls. These girls belonged to different castes. Even though there were handful of girls in the school, it was a historic moment when females in a country like India, which was narrow-minded at that time, started attending the school.
Having no child of their own, the Phule couple rolled out a campaign showing in opposition to social discrimination that was based on caste and gender. This resulted in the establishment of equal rights for women during the reign of British.
The Doodle, also known as Goodle (Google Doodle), represents a bunch of sedate females gathered outside a building for learning in a sky-blue background which also indicates her blouse.
Truly, the scarifies and the efforts made by Savitribai Phule cannot be ignored. Today, women are considered equal to men and they help men in each and every task. Hats off to the lady and the people who supported her in every stage of her life!!!