Ayyankali Jayanthi commemorates the birthday of Ayyankali, an important social reformer in Travancore, British India. Ayyankali Jayanthi is a regional Indian public holiday discovered in Kerala on August 28th. The day commemorates the birth of a wonderful social reformer in Kerala who turned into born in this day in 1863. AyyanKali changed into born on August twenty eighth 1963 in a small village in the princely nation of Travancore, now within the south of the modern-day nation of Kerala. He changed into born into the Pulayar, the lowest social magnificence within the caste system.
Growing up illiterate and seeing that many Pulayars had been efficaciously rural slaves, he resolved to do what he should to get rid of boundaries of the caste system. Ayyankali became a stated protestor for Pulayar rights gaining rights for the network by way of highlighting the injustices of the caste gadget.
Ayyankali sought to enhance get admission to to schooling, and because of the protests led through Ayyankali, in 1907 a decree turned into issued to confess students from the untouchable network to government schools. When a school was burned down because a Puluyar female had attempted to enrol, Ayyankali organised a strike by way of the rural workers within the location.