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PM Modi pays tribute to Jyotirao Phule on his 191st birth anniversary

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was an Indian social activist, social reformer and a writer from Maharashtra.

SNS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to Jyotirao Phule on his 191st birth anniversary.

PM Modi in a tweet said, “Tributes to Mahatma Phule on his Jayanti. His pioneering and relentless emphasis on social reform greatly helped the marginalised.

“He was unwavering in his commitment towards improving the condition of women and furthering education among the youth”, PM Modi added in his tweet.

Jyotirao Govindrao Phule was an Indian social activist, social reformer and a writer from Maharashtra.

Phule work extended to many fields including eradication of untouchability and the caste system, women’s emancipation and the reform of Hindu family life.

Phule is regarded as an important figure of the social reform movement in Maharashtra. He and his wife, Savitribai Phule, were pioneers of women’s education in India.

He is known for his efforts to educate women and lower caste people. The couple were among the first native Indians to open a school for girls in India in 1st January 1848.