Savitribai Phule Quotes: Remembering The Social Reformer And India's First Lady Teacher With Some of her Thoughtful Sayings
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January 3, 2020, marks the 189th birthday of Savitribai Phule, a 19th-century social reformer who played an instrumental role in women's education and empowerment. Savitribai Phule, the wife of Mahatma Jyotirao Govindrao Phule, was born on January 3, 1831. She along with her husband established the first girl's school in Pune at Bhide Wada. Apart from education for girls, Savitribai Phule championed the cause of women's rights. The exchange of letters between the couple gave us insight into Savitribai Phule's vision and quotes that are inspiring and revolutionary in nature.

Savitribai Phule and her husband Jyotirao Phule together ran as many as 18 schools for girls in India. Their struggle was not confined to education. The couple raised awareness against social evils such as child marriage and spoke vociferously against the caste system. Savitribai Phule was 9 when she was married to 13-year-old Jyotirao Phule. She received educated at home by her husband and became India's first lady teacher. Know Facts About Savitribai Phule The Pioneer of Women's Education Movement in India.

Quotes by Savitribai Phule:

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Savitribai Phule's Quotes: The lack of learning is nothing but gross bestiality. It is through the acquisition of knowledge that (he) loses his lower status and achieves the higher one.

Savitribai Phule's quotes (Photo Credits: File Image)

Savitribai Phule's Quotes: My husband is a god-like man. He is beyond comparison in this world, nobody can equal him.

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Savitribai Phule's Quotes: We shall overcome and success will be ours in the future. The future belongs to us.

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Savitribai Phule's Quotes: The year 1876 has gone, but the famine has not – it stays in most horrendous forms here. The people are dying. The animals are dying, falling on the ground.

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Savitribai Phule's Quotes: You have started the benevolent and welfare work for the poor and the needy. I also want to carry my share of the responsibility. I assure you I will always help you. I wish the godly work will be helped by more people.

These quotes have been taken from letters published by Scroll. Every year, on January 3, Savitribai Phule Jayanti is celebrated in India. Savitribai was one of the leading faces of social reform in the state of Maharashtra during the British era. In November 1852, the British government honoured the Phule family for their contributions to education and she was named as the best teacher.