Google Doodle celebrates Rokeya Day

Kalerkantho Online   

9 December, 2017 10:46 AM

Google Doodle celebrates Rokeya Day

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Marking the life of prolific pioneer of women's rights in the subcontinent Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain on the occasion of her 137th birth and 85th death anniversaries, search engine giant Google created a new Doodle on its homepage.

Begum Rokeya Day is being observed today with due respect to mark the 137th birth and 85th death anniversaries of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain.

In a bid to celebrate the day today, different programs have been chalked out at government and non- government levels across the country.

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have given separate messages marking the day.

Born on December 9, 1880, Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain wrote novels, poems, short stories, science fiction, satires, treatises, and essays.

With her writings, she advocated that both men and women should be treated equally as rational beings and the lack of education is the main reason of women's lagging behind.

In Bangladesh, every year December 9th is observed as "Rokeya Day" as she died of heart problems on December 9, 1932, which was her 52nd birthday.

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements, and people.