International Women's Day 2021

This Internatioal Women's day at ekdali, we wanted to do a compilation of stories of some very brave women we have had in our history. These women have stood up for causes they believed in . They were some of the greatest freedom fighters of the nation. In the picture we have done a collage of 3 such women with the stamps that were released in their honor

1. On August 22, 1907, Madam Bhikaji Cama became the first person to raise the Indian flag on foreign soil in Stuttgart in Germany. After unfurling the flag shesaid these words, "“Behold, the flag of independent India is born! It has been made sacred by the blood of young Indians who sacrificed their lives in its honour. In the name of this flag, I appeal to lovers of freedom all over the world to support this struggle.”  Her aim was to  bring the poverty, starvation and oppression under the British Raj, and also India’s thirst for freedom to the attention of the international community and she had succeeded.

2. Kittur Rani Chennama was the warrior queen of Kittur. Kittur was a small pricely state in Belgaum district, Karnataka. She was married to Raja Mallasaraja. On his demise, she became the queen regent and started ruling the state on behalf of their adopted minor son , Shivalingappa. The British questioned the validity of the adoption. Rani was exasperated with this, she personally led her forces against the British and defeated them. This was in the year 1824 . Five years later,  the British officer Chaplin collected  considerable forces and defeated her.

3.Rani Velu Nachiyar was a queen of Sivaganga estate ( in present day Tamil Nadu) from c 1780–1790. She was the first Indian queen to wage war with the East India Company in India.  She found about where the company kept their amunition and planned an attack on the place. She had a woman commander-in- chief, Kuyili, who volunteered to carry out the attack. . She doused herself in ghee and set herself on fire before jumping into the ammunition store, destroying every last bit of it.

At Ekdali, we belive that children can easily learn with visual content. We also belive that children should spend as much time as possible away from the screen.Please check out our poster on India's Freedom Struggle -https://www.ekdali.com/product/freedom-struggle . It is a visual summary of the struggle to kindle curiosity in children

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Team Ekdali