Google doodle celebrated Sarojini Naidu’s 135th birthday or National Women’s Day of India

Screenshot_6The search giant, Google marked the 135th birth anniversary of freedom fighter and poet Sarojini Naidu with a doodle. The doodle on the search giant’s homepage displayed a portrait of Ms. Naidu in the place of the second ‘O’ in the company’s logo. There was also a pen in place of the letter ‘L’ in logo, which seemingly depicted Naidu’s writing capabilities.

In India, ‘National Women’s Day’ observed on February 13 every year, in memory of date of birth of India’s first women governor Sarojini Naidu.

  • Ms. Naidu was also known as the ‘Nightingale of India’ and the first Indian woman to become the president of the Indian National Congress.
  • The British government awarded the Naidu ‘Kaiser-i-Hind medal’ for her work during the plague epidemic in India in 1928.
  • Her birthday observed as a National Woman Day in recognition of the works done by her for upliftment and development of women in India.

Note: The International Women’s Day is observed and celebrated on March 8 every year.

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