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PM Modi pays tribute to social reformer Jyotirao Phule | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to prominent social reformer Jyotirao Phule on Sunday on his birth anniversary, saying that his commitment to reforming society will continue to inspire future generations.
In a tweet, Modi also praised him as a great thinker, philosopher, and writer, noting that he was committed to educating and empowering women throughout his life.
Born into an extremely backward caste in 1827 in Maharashtra, Phule fought against social discrimination and strove to promote education among the most disadvantaged communities.
He and his wife, Savitribai Phule, are considered pioneers for their efforts to promote education among women.
Modi had recently suggested a “vaccination festival” from April 11-14, the anniversary of the birth of Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar, to push for coronavirus inoculation among people eligible for vaccines.

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