On the 11th of April Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to social reformer Mahatma Phule on his birth anniversary. Modi paid his respects to Mahatma Phule on his birth anniversary and recognized his significant role in promoting social justice and uplifting the underprivileged, as stated in his tweet. Millions are given hope and strength by his thoughts.
Jyotirao Phule, also known as Mahatma Phule, was a 19th-century Indian social reformer who worked towards the upliftment of the lower caste and women. He was born on 11 April 1827, in Pune, Maharashtra. He was a philosopher, writer, and educationist who believed in providing education to all.
Phule’s Contribution to Social Justice
Mahatma Phule was a firm believer in social justice and equality. He dedicated his life to fighting against the caste system and worked towards empowering the lower-caste people. He also fought for the rights of women and worked toward their education and empowerment.
“Phule founded the Satyashodhak Samaj (Society of Truth Seekers) in 1873, which aimed to promote human rights and social justice. He also established schools for girls and lower-caste children, which were a rarity during his time. His efforts towards education led to the establishment of the first women’s school in India, the Indrayani Balak Shiksha Mandir, in 1848”.
Mahatma Phule’s Philosophy
Mahatma Phule believed that education was the key to breaking the chains of the caste system and empowering the lower-caste people. He believed that everyone, regardless of their caste or gender, should have the right to education. He also believed in the power of individual freedom and advocated for the abolition of slavery and bonded labor.
Phule’s thoughts and philosophy continue to inspire millions even today. His contributions to social justice and education have played a significant role in shaping India’s modern society. His work has been acknowledged by various national and international organizations, and his birth anniversary is celebrated as a day of remembrance and gratitude.