24 SEPTEMBER MADAM BHIKAJI CAMA (1861 to 1936)
Madam Bhikaji Cama was born on 24 September 1861 in Bombay (present-day Mumbai). She was a political activist who played a very prominent role in India’s Freedom Movement. A nationalist at heart and a strong advocate for women’s rights, she effectively used her communication skills to spread the word about the ruthless exploitation of India by the British. In 1902, health issues compelled her to leave India, and due to the conditions imposed on her by the British, she lived in exile in Europe. This did not prevent her from helping the revolutionaries with money, materials, or ideas. In 1907, this indomitable lady unfurled the first version of the Indian National Flag at the International Socialist Congress in Stuttgart, Germany. In November 1935, she was permitted to return to India, only to pass away a year later, on 13 August 1936.
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