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Google celebrates woman activist Anasuya Sarabhai's 132nd birth anniversary with a colourful sketch doodle
The internet search engine giant Google has marked the 132nd birthday of Anasuya Sarabhai with colourful sketch doodle on its home page who was a pioneer of the women's labour movement and had founded the Ahmedabad Majoor Mahajan Sangh in 1920. She was also in the Suffragette Movement in the UK for obtaining the right to vote for women in that country.

According to Google, back home in Ahmedabad, Sarabhai started to work with dis-empowered women, particularly taking on the cause of local mill workers after learning of their 36-hour work shifts. "In 1914 she helped Ahmedabad's weavers successfully organize their first strike for higher wages. 

In the years that followed, she went on to become their most vocal supporter, negotiating with mill owners (including her brother) for better working conditions. She was affectionately called "Motaben," Gujarati for 'elder sister'," wrote Google.

The doodle has been created by Maria Qamar, a Pakistani-Canadian artist which shows the colours of Google logo with prints and the skech of Anasuya Sarabhai. The arist has also done a book title 'Trust No Aunty'. "Anasuya's dedication to justice and equality is something I can relate to," says Qamar. Taking inspiration from the Indian textile industry, the arist has portrayed delicate colourful fabrics and traditional patterns, informs Google.

Anasuya Sarabhai was instrumental in organizing a massive month long strike of mill workers in 1914 in Ahmedabad for better working conditions and wages. It is said that Mahatma Gandhi who was a close family friend supported her and began a hunger strike on the workers' behalf. The strike ultimately resulted in a 35 percent increase with six years' struggle.

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