Tributes to Savitribai Phule and Rani Velu Nachiyar

PM paid tribute to both the brave women of India

Savitribai Phule:

  • One of the first female teachers in India.
  • Famous for women’s reforms in India.
  • She was against discrimination based on caste and gender.
  • In 1848, she and her husband Jyotiba Phule started schools for girls in Pune, Maharashtra.

Velu Nachiyar:

  • She was the queen of Sivaganga.
  • She was the first Indian Queen to fight a war against the British East India Company.
  • She was supported by Hyder Ali, Maruthu Brothers and Thandavarayan Pillai.
  • She was succeeded by her daughter Vellachi Nachiyar.
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