Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati turns 60 on Friday and the day is being celebrated as the “welfare day for all” by the party.

“The day will be celebrated as the welfare day for all (Sarva Samaj). And the party leaders would celebrate her birthday in every district of the state. I myself would be going to Etawah to celebrate her birthday,” BSP leader Sudhindra Bhaduria told

A travelogue of my struggle-ridden life and BSP movement, a book authored by Mayawati, will be launched on the occasion along with the party calendar.

Known as the first female Dalit chief minister in India, Maywati sat on the chief minister&’s seat four times. However, her party didn’t fare well during the 2012 state elections and the voters voted her out. She tried to resurrect the party&’s position during the 2014 election, in vain.

Currently, the BSP leader is busy trying to help the poor and needy, who she feels are not flourishing under the SP government.