Google Doodle Celebrates 133rd Birthday Of India’s First Woman Legislator Muthulakshmi Reddi: Today is the 133rd birthday of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi. She is the first woman MLA of India. Google has made a doodle in honor of Muthulakshmi Reddi. Muthulakshmi was an Indian teacher, surgeon and social reformer. Muthulakshmi Reddi has the distinction of becoming India’s first female legislator.
Muthulakshmi Reddi was born on 30 July 1886. Despite many difficulties to read from childhood. She also did not disappoint parents and became the first female doctor in the country. Having become the first woman MLA of the country, she became an example for all. Let’s know some specific things related to them.
Muthulakshmi Reddi is also known for her efforts towards social inequality, gender disparity inequality and providing adequate health care to the general public. Muthulakshmi was the first woman to work as a surgeon in Tamil Nadu’s government hospital.
Who is Mutulakshmi Reddi
Muthulakshmi was an eminent medical practitioner, social reformer and Padma Bhushan awardee in India. She was the first female legislator in India. Muthulakshmi was appointed to the Madras Legislative Council in 1927. This info from Wikipedia.
Interesting Unknown Facts of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi’s life
- S S Narayana Swamy, father of Muthulakshmi was the Principal of Maharaja College of Chennai. Despite the tales of the society, his mother Chandramai sent him to read.
- She was a promising student from the beginning After 10th. She filed a form for admission in Maharaja College of Pudukottai. However, due to the lack of attention given to the women at that time, their form was rejected by the college.
- After graduation, Muthulakshmi joined Madras Medical College, where she is married to Annie Besant and Sarojini Naidu.
- Graduation from Muthulakshmi Medical College became the first woman in the country.
- He also worked as the first female house surgeon of Government Maternity and Eye Hospital in Madras.
- He also got an opportunity to go to England and go ahead, but she preferred to work for the ‘Women’s Indian Association’. Muthulakshmi helped in the establishment of the ‘Women’s Indian Association’ in 1918.
- He was also elected as Vice-President of Madras Legislative Assembly and after this she became the first woman MLA of India.
- During his lifetime, Muthulakshmi made rules to stop the marriage of girls in the lower age and urged the Council to pass the Immoral Trafficking Control Act.
- In 1954 she also laid the foundation of ‘Adyar Cancer Institute’. Today this year 80 thousand cancer patients are treated here.
- Due to his great contribution, Muthulakshmi was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956.
- He died on 22 July 1968 in Chennai.
Muthu becomes woman rights activist and freedom fighter
During this time she was able to meet his leader and freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu. Then what she had decided he would fight for the rights of the women of the country and the freedom of the country.
When became MLA of India
Muthu got the distinction of becoming the first woman MLA from the Madras Legislative Council in the year 1927. Also, the deputy president was elected there. She was given a place in the council for his work done for society and women. In 1956, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his work done for the society.
It would not be wrong to say that she was a wonderful woman. Where still women are stopped to read, she became the first woman who studied with the boys.In July 1968, the year 1968 took the world off.
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