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Google Doodle celebrates the 153rd birthday anniversary of Anandi Gopal Joshi

Google Doodle celebrates the 153rd birthday anniversary of Anandi Gopal Joshi
Written by Mrinalini Mahajan

Google celebrates the birthday of Indian First Female doctor, Anandi Gopal Joshi. She was born in Maharashtra in 1865.  In the doodle, it is observed that she is holding a degree in hand and wearing a stethoscope around her neck. She is the first female doctor in India. Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi came back to India in 1886 with a doctor’s degree at a very inspiring young age i.e. just 19 years. She was married at the very small age of just nine years to a widower, Gopalrao Joshi who was 20 years senior to her, who renamed her as Anandi.

Gopalrao Joshi was a progressive thinker as he encouraged his young wife to study and gain knowledge. At a very small age of 14 she gave birth to a boy, but he soon died because of less proper medical care of child. This urged her to have interest in medicine. Gopalrao encouraged her and sent her to America to pursue the degree of Medicine. She did her degree at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania and returned back to India with the dreams of opening a medical college for women in India. She died at an age of 22 years. Though Joshi could not complete her dream of opening a medical college for women. She did inspire subsequent generations of girls to fight and follow their dreams.

This day is just not celebrated in Maharashtra but is also celebrated in America from where she earned her Medicine degree. She was the first Indian female who motivated other girls and encouraged them to fulfil their dreams. She fulfilled her dreams and became the first girl to become Doctor. She had a support of her husband who motivated her to follow her dreams. Today is the 153rd Birthday anniversary of Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi. On March 31 she was born.

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Mrinalini Mahajan

where many thoughts cross mind everyday, a thought of becoming a writer hit hard and made me a blogger. I am a cheerful girl that contributes a lot of happiness to my own happy world.

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