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National Women’s Day: Know its history and when it started

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India celebrates Sarojini Naidu’s birthday as National Women’s Day every year on February 13. Actually, on this day, prominent freedom fighter and poet Sarojini Naidu was born. She is also known as ‘Bharat Kokila’ because of her poems. Sarojini Naidu played an active role in the Indian national movement for the independence of the country.

On the occasion of the 135th birth anniversary of Sarojini Naidu, on 13 February 2014, the National Women’s Day was launched in the country. India honours and celebrates the legacy of Sarojini Naidu by marking her birthday as National Women’s Day. Sarojini Naidu’s work as a poet earned her the sobriquet ‘the Nightingale of India’, or ‘Bharat Kokila’ by Mahatma Gandhi because of colour, imagery and lyrical quality of her poetry.

The nightingale of India was born on February 13, 1879. Sarojini was very intelligent since childhood. She started writing poems at the young age of 12. She was not only a freedom fighter but also fought a lot for the rights of women. She also has the distinction of being the first woman Governor of India.

Sarojini Naidu met Mahatma Gandhi for the first time in the year 1914 and dedicated herself to the country. She joined the national movement while getting an education. Many big leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru were convinced of her leadership ability and respected her. She was awarded the Kaiser-i-Hind by the British government in 1928 for her actions during the plague epidemic in India. She went to South Africa in 1932 as India’s representative.

Listed amongst the “150 leading women” by the University of London in 2018, Naidu was appointed as Congress president in 1925, and as India’s first lady governor of Uttar Pradesh in 1947. Her works in poetry reflect some of the serious themes, including patriotism, romance, and tragedy. She died of a heart attack on March 2, 1949, while working in her office in Lucknow.

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IRCTC is starting its luxury train ‘Golden Chriot’ from tomorrow

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IRCTC, the online ticket booking arm of Indian Railways, is going to start services of its luxury train Golden Chariot once again. Officials said that we would like to inform you that IRCTC is going to conduct the voyages through Golden Chariot again from tomorrow on 14 March 2O21. The train operated by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) was temporarily closed last year due to a lack of passengers.

According to IRCTC, three packages have been kept on the train. This train will start from Bengaluru and return to Bengaluru via Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Goa. The booking of which can be done through the official website of the luxury train.

The Golden Chariot is equipped with padded furniture, renovated rooms and bathrooms, new linen and cutlery. This luxury train also has a smart TV with a Wi-Fi facility. Apart from this, security features like CCTV and fire protection have also been upgraded in the train. The food menu of the train has also been prepared in a new way. All safety standards will be followed in the wake of corona infection.

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