This is the country's first female teacher, she eats stones to teach girls



        Pune.  Teacher's Day is being celebrated all over the country on Saturday i.e. 5th September.  Guru has been given the status of God in our country.  On this day of honoring teachers, dainikbhaskar.com is going to tell you about the country's first female teacher, the first leader of the women's liberation movement, social reformer and Marathi poetess Savitribai Phule.  She had to face strong opposition from the society for educating the girl child.  Many times it happened when they had to eat the stones of the contractors of the society.


⭕ personal life


         Savitribai Phule was born on January 3, 1831 in a Dalit family in Nayagaon, Satara district of Maharashtra.  His father's name was Khandoji Nevse and mother's name was Lakshmi.  Savitribai's marriage took place in 1840 with the social worker Mahatma Jyotiba Phule.


👩‍🎓 India's first female teacher


     Savitribai Phule along with her husband Mahatma Jyotiba Phule made revolutionary efforts for women's rights and education.  She has the distinction of being the first female teacher of India's first girls' school.  He is also considered the forerunner of modern Marathi poetry.  He also founded the country's first farmer school.  In 1852 he established a school for Dalit girls.


 Country's first women's school opened in Pune


        In 1848, along with her husband, in the Bhidewadi area of ​​Pune, she founded this school for nine girl students of different castes.  After this, Savitribai and Mahatma Phule were successful in opening 5 new schools in just one year.  After opening the first school in Pune, the Phule couple opened a second school for girls at Rasta Peth, Pune in 1851 and a third school for girls at Batal Peth on 15 March 1852.  The organization formed by him 'Satyashodhan Samaj' conducted the food session during the famines of 1876 and 1879 and arranged for feeding 2000 children living in the ashram after collecting food grains.


 Society's contractors pelted stones


   In the 19th century, evils like untouchability, sati, child marriage and widow remarriage were prevalent in the society.  Savitribai Phule's life was very difficult.  She also had to face opposition from a large section for working for the upliftment of Dalit women, raising her voice against untouchability.  When she went to school, her opponents used to stone her.  Dirt was thrown at him several times.  Savitribai used to carry a sari in her bag and after reaching school used to change the dirty saree.  160 years ago, when girls' education was considered a curse, she started a new initiative across the country by opening the first girls' school in Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra.

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