PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Jyotiba Phule on birth anniversary
New Delhi : The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to social reformer, philosopher and writer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule on his birth anniversary. PM Modi praised Mahatma Phule's efforts to uplift social equality, women empowerment and boosting education.
Interestingly, Prime Minister had also mentioned about Jyotiba Phule in his Mann Ki Baat programme where he had said that Mahatma Phule started schools for girls and raised his voice against female infanticide and also carried out campaigns to solve water crisis.
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said;
"Mahatma Phule is widely respected as a champion of social justice and source of hope for countless people. He was a multifaceted personality who worked tirelessly for social equality, women empowerment and boosting education. Tributes to him on his Jayanti."
"Today is the Jayanti of Mahatma Phule and in a few days, on the 14th we mark Ambedkar Jayanti. During last month’s #MannKiBaat had paid tributes to them. India will forever be grateful to Mahatma Phule and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for their monumental contribution."