- 1 hr ago World Marrow Donor Day (WMDD): What Is Bone Marrow Transplant? Importance And Side Effects
- 4 hrs ago ICW 2020: Gaurav Gupta's Show 'Name Is Love' Is About Discovering Brave Stories From Young India
- 6 hrs ago India Couture Week 2020: Our Favourite 5 Bridal Wear Picks From Suneet Varma’s Stellar Collection
- 7 hrs ago Lauki Ki Kheer Recipe: Prepare A Nice Dessert For Your Loved Ones
- Sports IPL 2020: KXIP vs DC: Looking to play good brand of cricket to make this season a memorable one: KL Rahul
- Movies Drishyam 2: The Set Work Of The Mohanlal Starrer Is Progressing!
- News Drug case: Kishore Shetty of 'ABCD' fame arrested in Mangaluru
- Technology Tecno Spark 6 Spotted At Multiple Online Platforms; Might Arrive Soon
- Finance Public Sector Banks That Offer Best Interest Rate On Savings Account
- Automobiles EMoS WYLD Electric Cruiser Motorcycle Unveiled: Here Are The Details
- Education ICSI Quiz Competition 2020 For Online Current Affairs And General Knowledge
- Travel 10 Best Places To Visit In Andaman and Nicobar Islands In September
Today is Dr Muthulakshmi Reddi's 133rd birth anniversary, who is known to be India's first woman legislator. She devoted her life to public health and fought the battle against gender inequality. On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government announced that all the government hospitals in the state will celebrate her birth anniversary as 'Hospital Day' every year.
A statement issued by the health ministry said nurses, doctors and other government hospital employees and primary health centres would be able to showcase their activities, new initiatives and achievements as a part of the celebration.
Who Is Dr Muthulakshmi Reddi?
Dr Muthulakshmi Reddi was born on 30 July 1886 in Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu. She was the first Indian girl student in the Department of Surgery at Madras Medical College. She also went on to become one of the first women doctors in India in 1912, and the first woman house surgeon in the Government Maternity Hospital, Madras.
Reddi co-founded the Women's Indian Association in 1918, and as the first woman member of the Madras Legislative Council. She was praised for her work for increasing the minimum age for marriage for girls and pushed the Council to pass the Immoral Traffic Control Act, and the Devadasi System Abolishment Bill.
She even resigned from the Madras Legislative Council to support the Salt Satyagraha. In the year 1954, Muthulakshmi Reddi opened the Cancer Institute in Chennai. After losing her sister to cancer, she launched the Adayar Cancer Institute in 1954.
Dr Muthulakshmi Reddi passed away in 1968 at the age of 81.