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Jyoti Rao Phule – 195th Birth Anniversary

Jyoti Rao Phule – 195th Birth Anniversary

On 11 April, the Prime Minister has paid tribute to the great social reformer, thinker, philosopher and writer Mahatma JyotibaPhule on his birth anniversary. The Prime Minister said that Mahatma JyotibaPhule remained committed to the education and empowerment of women throughout his life. His allegiance to social reform will continue to inspire generations to come.

Mahatma JyotibaPhule

  • Mahatma JyotibaPhule’s full name was Mahatma JotiraoGovindraoPhule. He was born on April 11, 1827, and died on November 28, 1890.
  • He was a social reformer, writer and philosopher, he is also known as Mahatma Phule and “JotibaPhule”.
  • She was married to SavitribaiPhule in 1880, who later became the first trained female teacher in the country.
  • Mahatma JyotibaPhule fought a big battle against varna, caste discrimination, gender discrimination, high and low. Not only this, he presented the vision of a society based on the values of justice and equality.
  • In 1873, Jyotiba formed an organization called ‘SatyashodhakSamaj’ to provide justice to the poor and the deprived. Seeing his social service, he was given the title of ‘Mahatma’ in a huge gathering in Mumbai in 1888 AD.
  • He was an advocate of child marriage, and a supporter of widow-remarriage. He wrote many important books during his life including Ghulamgiri, TirthaRatna, ChhatrapatiShivaji, KisanKakoda and the Achhuton Ki Kaifiyat.

Source – PIB

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