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Get to know Savitri Bai Phule, who opened 18 schools for girls one after the other.
Savitri Bai Phule (#Savitribai Phule) was married at the age of just 10, but this made her studies worse. She started studying together with her husband.
On this day, Savitri Bai Phule, the country’s first teacher and advocate for women’s rights, was born. Born in Satara, Maharashtra in 1831, this great woman opened the first girls school in the country at the age of 17 so that parents do not stop their girls from studying. Know everything about Savitri Phule.
Born in a Dalit family, Savitri Bai was married to Jyotiba Phule at a very young age. However, apart from the ritual of that time, Jyotiba, seeing his wife’s interest, encouraged him to read. Savitri Bai was extremely attracted to western education and soon started learning.
Meanwhile, Jyotiba Phule himself emerged as a Dalit thinker. Here Savitri Bai, together with him, opened a school in the year 1848.
This was the first school, after which she opened 18 schools, all these schools were in Pune and used to teach girls of those castes, which were kept separate from the mainstream of society.
It seems easy to listen to a school by opening it but it was not easy during that time. The people of the society insulted Savitri Bai against giving equal level education to Dalit girls.
Even when she went to school, the opponents used to throw mud or cow dung on them on the way so that they could not reach the school if the clothes were dirty. After this happened a few times, Savitri did not stop, but found a cure for it. She started carrying extra clothes in the bag with her.
Savitribai Phule supported the British rule and called the Peshwa Raj bad, because under his rule Dalits and women could not get basic rights. This influence is also seen in his writings for English education. In her poem ‘English Maiya’ she writes:
The English mayyas, with all the affection that thrived the English Vaira Shudras.
English Maia, now there is no Mughal and no more Peshwai, foolishness.
English mother, gives true knowledge to the Shudras and gives life with love.
English mother, feeds the Shudras and feeds milk with mother’s love.
English mother, you have broken the chain of animalism and have given the gift of humanity to all the Shudra people.
An admirer of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Savitribai was strongly opposed to the rule of the Peshwas. In one of his poems, he describes the pitiful condition of Dalits under the rule of the Peshwas:
Peshwa spread his foot, he took power, the coronation
And the Shudra became frightened after seeing incest, exploitation and torture
Spit in a closed throat, and ban on walking on paths
Walked on dusty trail, erasing footprints with a broom tied at the waist
The slogan of ‘Educate, Organize and Struggle’ was given by Bhimrao Ambedkar for the afflicted and the exploited, the background of that slogan was formulated by Savitribai Phule long before his poems.
She says that if anyone can get a little knowledge after reading and reading my poems, then I will understand that the hard work has been successful. At the same time, to keep women connected with education, she kept saying repeatedly that school is the true jewel of human beings.
The year was 1897, when plague was spread in many parts of the country. Savitri Bai left school and started helping the sick. She would go from village to village and help the people. During this time, she herself also fell in the grip of plague and died on 10 March 1897.
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