Nation remembers Savitri Bai Phule, the first woman teacher of modern India, on her birth anniversary on 3rd January.
On 3rd January, the birth anniversary of Savitri Bai Phule, the first teacher of modern India, the whole country is remembering her.
She was born on 3rd January 1831 in Naigaon, Maharashtra.
To change the status of women in the country, Savitribai along with Jyotirao established a girls’ school in Pune in 1848. Sympathizing with widows, Savitribai established a shelter in 1864 for their upliftment.
Savitribai opened a clinic for the plague victims in Hadapsar, Pune and it was while carrying a 10-year-old plague victim to the clinic in her arms, she contracted the disease herself. On 10th March, 1897, Savitribai Phule breathed her last.