'National Women's Day: 13 February' in India (225 Words)

In India 'National Women's Day' is celebrated on 13th February every year. It is the birthday of Sarojini Naidu. Sarojini Naidu was born on 13th February 1879 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Sarojini Naidu was also known as the 'Nightingale of India'. This great leader and freedom fighter used to write poems and also sing very well. Sarojini Naidu began writing poems in English while she was still in school. She became a member of the Royal Literary Society London. She also became the President of the Indian National Congress. Sarojini Naidu took active part in the Civil Disobedience Movement, Satyagraha Movement and the Quit India Movement. She was also sent to jail several times. She was the first Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress. She was also the first Indian woman to become Governor of any State (Uttar Pradesh) in India. She has left a great name for herself in the History of India. Her birthday is celebrated as 'National Women's Day' in India.

National Women's Day in India is marked as general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women. On this day many events are held by women's groups around the country. It is customary for men to give the women in their lives – mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, colleagues, etc. – flowers and gifts on this day.