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Google honours women’s rights advocate Begum Rokeya in Doodle

Rubya Tripty

Search engine Google commemorated Begum Rokeya’s 137th birth and 85th death anniversary with a doodle that depicts Begum Rokeya walking in a corridor while carrying some books.“Begum Royeka was a pioneer in Bengali feminist thinking and writing” in a statement google also said, “Born in 1880 in present-day Bangladesh, she became a persistent advocate for female education in her country, helping set a new precedent for the era.She was one of the first Muslim women to champion equality in the treatment of men and women”Royeka wrote many essays, poems, short stories, and books. Sultana’s Dream, which depicts a feminist utopia, is her best known work.She had worked toward construst a society of equality for both men and women and according to her the lack of education was the main obstacle to women’s achievements. The Women and Children Affairs Ministry and various other socio-cultural and political organizations marked this day with arranging different programmes that included rallies, cultural programmes and discussions.

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